The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis said that the regime of Bashar al-Assad renounced the use of chemical weapons after tough statements of the us administration, according to which Syria will pay a high price for the chemical attack.
«It seems they reacted to our warning seriously and not have to use it», — he declared to journalists accompanying Mattis for a meeting of NATO defense Ministers in Brussels. The Pentagon chief did not go into details, saying only that the attack was not.
July 26 the White house released a statement which claims that us intelligence agencies had data on the process of preparing for another chemical attack, which the army of Bashar al-Assad intends to inflict on civilians.
According to a statement from the White house, Assad’s army is conducting at the airbase Shirt maneuvers similar to those that preceded the chemical attack in Idlib province in April this year.
On June 28 Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Russia will not leave the possible provocations of the US without an answer. «We will react adequately, in proportion to the actual situation that may arise», – he said.
Recall that after the last attack on two American warships in the was released 59 cruise missiles «Tomahawk». To base of shirt in the province of HOMS, which, according to Washington, taking off aircraft, carried out the attack using toxic substances.