The US, Britain and France made a decision to fire over 100 missiles at Syria as a punitive strike over Damascus’ suspected usage of chemical weapons, however, the probe has only just started and no solid proof has been yet presented by the West.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has described the strikes against Syria carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France as a new attempt to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The ministry also said that the reason behind the attack was likely an attempt to revive the idea of the “Arab Spring.”
The ministry has strongly condemned the US-led military action against Syria, calling it an “act of aggression,” which violates the UN Charter.
The genuine aim behind the US-led attack on Syria was to “allow terrorists to rest, restore their forces and extend bloodshed,” the ministry said, referring to the fact that the strike was carried out “at the time when Syrian troops were further taking a successful offensive against Daesh*, al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups.”
What We Know So Far on Syria Missile Strike Before Probe Into “Chemical Attack”
The pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Douma for the Western missile strikes is “speculative,” the statement reads. The US and its allies ignored the facts presented by the Syrian government and the Russian side, which proved that the suspected chemical incident was staged, the Foreign Ministry added.