United States: "We made it clear to Russia that we will respond quickly in the event of chemical use in Idlib"

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 أغسطس، 2018 12:33:35 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي الكيماوي

 

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State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said that they explained to the Russian government and army "at the highest level" that the United States and its partners would respond to any use of chemical weapons in Idlib or anywhere in Syria.

On Wednesday, Nauert said in a press statement that the U.S support the political process in Geneva and the efforts of UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura. She added, "We know that a military solution will not solve the problem in long-term in Syria."

In the same context, Nauert explained that the U.S accepted an invitation from de Mistura to participate in talks on Syria to be held in Geneva on Sept. 14. Deputy Foreign Minister Joel Rayborn will represent the talks.

Earlier, U.S Defense Secretary James Matisse spoke about ongoing contacts with Russia to prevent the Syrian government from carrying out chemical weapons attacks on Idlib. He said, "You see our administration has taken action twice against the use of chemical weapons." 

After the Syrian government's intention to storm the governorate of Idlib, most of which is out of its control, Russia said that Washington and its allies are preparing to strike the Syrian government again after "fabricating" a new chemical attack through Civil Defense, which denied this charge.

The Syrian Human Rights Network said that statistics documented more than 216 chemical attacks carried out by the Syrian government since the first documented use on Dec. 23, 2012, until August 21.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 أغسطس، 2018 12:33:35 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي الكيماوي
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