Threats to Use Force Against Syria Is Violation of UN Charter – Moscow

Threats to Use Force Against Syria Is Violation of UN Charter – Moscow
Sputnik / Vladimir PesnyaWorld16:13 12.04.2018(updated 16:49 12.04.2018) Get short URL271

Moscow insists for an immediate investigation of the chemical attack in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

“At the highest level, the presidents of the United States and France threatened a tough reaction, with the use of force against Syria. I would like to note that the threat of using force against a UN member state is a gross violation of the charter of this organization,” Zakharova said.

“Russia stands for an immediate and objective investigation of the remaining unsubstantiated anti-Syrian accusations by the OPCW. [It] strongly upholds this position in the UN Security Council,” Zakharova said during a briefing.

She noted that the Russian military, in coordination with the Syrian government, is ready to provide safe working conditions for experts on the ground.

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She recalled that Russian military personnel and doctors who visited Douma and did not find traces of a chemical attack, were not listen by the western countries.

Moscow does not seek to escalate the situation in Syria; it hopes for the wisdom of Western countries, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson stressed.

On April 11, Trump tweeted a remark calling for Russia to “get ready” for “nice and new and smart” American missiles in Syria, after an alleged chemical attack by Syrian government.

On April 7, reports emerged alleging that a chlorine in an attack in Syrian Douma, that killed up to 70 people. The US President Donald Trump has accused Damascus of carrying out the alleged chemical weapons attack.

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Trump also blamed Russia and Iran for supporting the Syrian President Bashar Assad. The government in Damascus denied all the allegations that it carried out chemical attack.

In its turn, Moscow said that the goal of the groundless reports about alleged chemical attacks was to provide cover for terrorists and justify the use of military force against Bashar Assad.