Lavrov on Likely US Strike on Syria: Moscow Has Commitments Towards Damascus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has commented on the unfolding situation in Douma, the Syrian town amid the alleged chemical attack accusations by Western states.

Russia Stands for Honest Investigation

Russia stands for an honest investigation into the alleged chemical attack in Syria, but against the appointment of the perpetrators without any evidence, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“But when this investigation is based on the need to come to a given point, and the given point here is ‘Assad did it with the support of Putin’, there is no serious conversation here,” he said.

Lavrov noted that Russian specialists had not found any traces of a chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, after allegations from the international community.

“Our military specialists have visited this place… and they did not find any trace of chlorine or any other chemical substance used against civilians,” he said.

On Western Reaction to Alleged Chemical Attack

Sergey Lavrov stated that the reaction of the West to the reports of the alleged chemical attack in Syria has been reduced to “simple slogans.”

“Of course, the regime did this, and since Russia supports it, Russia and Iran are still to blame, and, of course, it needs to be investigated,” he said, referring to the Western states’ reaction on the alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Earlier, the Qatari television network Al-Jazeera reported, citing a militant source…

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