Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Russia warns of more gas use by Syria militants

Press TV

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow has serious suspicions that foreign-backed militants fighting in Syria will continue attempts to use chemical weapons in the Arab country.


Photo: Spider Toot via Flickr Syrian militants attend a training session in Idlib, Syria, Dec. 17, 2012Photo: Spider Toot via Flickr
Syrian militants attend a training session in Idlib, Syria, Dec. 17, 2012

“We have serious suspicions that these attempts [to use chemical weapons] will continue,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Russian Kommersant daily published on Monday.

He added that the US has not produced any evidence on the Syrian government’s role in last month’s chemical attack.

Washington had threatened to take military action against Syria over a claim that the Syrian government had been behind a deadly chemical attack near Damascus on August 21.

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