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Putin slams ‘unfounded accusations’ over Syria


Russian President Vladimir Putin. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Pavel Golovkin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed “unfounded accusations” over the “incident with chemical weapons” in Syria in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin said.

“There was an exchange of opinions over the incident with chemical weapons that took place in the Syrian province of Idlib on April 4,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

“Putin in particular underlined the unacceptability of making unfounded accusations against anyone before a thorough and impartial international investigation is carried out,” it said.

Israel has joined a chorus of Western allegations that the forces of Bashar al-Assad were behind a suspected chemical attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhun that left scores dead.

Moscow has sought to deflect blame from its ally Assad over the incident and says Syrian jets struck a rebel arms depot where “toxic substances” were being put inside bombs.

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  • Omole

    But for the help & unflinching support from Pres. Putin, the West-sponsored Rebels/Terrorists would have destroyed Syria legitimate Government. How I wish late Gaddafi of Libya had reached out for Russia help at the time the West invaded the Country. Long live Russia Federation!

    • kingstheo

      Long live to all peace lovers and truth sayers, Amen.

  • Ojiyovwi

    The so called west clearly wrong footed by Assad and Putin, are desperate to make themselves relevant again by another fruitless venture of falsehood and ultimately deposing another Arab leader. Once they have the ears of gullible people who will then buy their redundant killing machines. The whole defence industry in the UK is built and sustained by the conflicts fermented by the UK, secured in the knowledge of an island nation with reinforced borders. Sadly there are many of these sort of people who are only willing to be taken in by offer of the BBC tv. We have the ‘Syrian Observatory for Rights’ here in the UK constantly bleating falsehood to the cameras in the UK and purporting ‘eye witness accounts’.
    Most independent opinions see these as stories to support their asylum status, otherwise they may be repatriated to Syria and Lebanon from where they came – it is a beggar ploy which has worked well for them and their very safe families away from the mayhem they caused on their own in a vane effort to wrest leadership.

  • John Tosh

    Another stupid Central Intelligence Agency plan. Invite Chinese leader to Florida, entertain him while you distract Russia with Tillerson visit and then sneak up and attack Syria.

    They forget the Chinese can coordinate with with Russians without President Xi being in China.

    Hopefully these fools start the war……. they are the weakest imbeciles on the planet, so everyone can get their hands on these terror sponsoring bastards!

    Meanwhile in Nigeria, Sanusi is a CIA asset and should please keep quiet. The CIA does what it wants, controls Nigeria’s senate by buying a few senators. They should be investigated for CIA Links. Everyone knows Clark, Atiku, El Rufai, Nnamani, and a bunch of others work for the Central Intelligence Agency. Why is the government not cracking down on these CIA agents and spies? Even Adams the Edo state Governor is on the list. Crack down on these CIA agents now.

    There should be a law against working for the CIA in Nigeria. China beware of your investments in Africa.. especially Nigeria. Russia must also be aware a new front has been opened by the CIA in Nigeria.

    A group of less than 50 Nigerian senators most of whom work for the Central Intelligence Agency just passed a law stating the Nigerian elections which have been hack-free has to be electronic. Electronic voting is the key to CIA manipulation of elections all over the world. What this means is, the CIA intends to install the next Nigerian president. There are a few CIA assets in Nigeria for example former president Atiku or El Rufai a governor of a state.

    The CIA intends to electronically hack Nigerian elections thereby installing CIA puppets as leaders of African countries. If this is allowed, then whole of Africa would become a branch of the Central Intelligence Agency and Russia China and a lot of countries would have to deal with the consequence.

    There are millions of people in Africa aware of this CIA plan and would approach the Chinese and Russians with various options. The CIA is only interested in destruction and chaos because in such a system, they are supreme and no one can stop them

    • kingstheo

      Fear of the known