The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov expressed hope that the US will not create excuses for new attacks on government forces in Syria on the basis of some hidden intelligence. He stated this at a press conference on Wednesday, June 28, in Krasnodar.
«I very much hope that this time the U.S. will be guided by the need to protect the non-proliferation regime of chemical weapons, and not to speculate on some intelligence which is secret and anyone they can not show to provoke or create a pretext for fresh attacks on the forces of the Syrian government army, who are fighting terrorism», – quotes the Minister TASS.
Lavrov said that U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson called him and informed about the preparation of American claims regarding the impending Damascus attack using toxic substances.
«I can confirm, to avoid misunderstandings, he called me and warned about the alleged presence of the United States information about the next, as he put it, the alleged imminent chemical attack of the Syrian government against the opposition», – said the head of the foreign Ministry.
At the same time Lavrov stressed that Russia will adequately react to possible provocations of the United States against the Syrian government army.
«We will react adequately, in proportion to the actual situation that may arise,» – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.