Lavrentyev Urges Int'l Community For Careful Assessment Of Any Chemical Incidents In Idlib

Lavrentyev Urges Int'l Community for Careful Assessment of Any Chemical Incidents in Idlib

The current situation in Syria's Idlib is tense and dangerous, and the international community should be careful and balanced in its assessments, Russian special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday commenting on the filming of a staged chemical weapons attack in the province.

GENEVA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) The current situation in Syria's Idlib is tense and dangerous, and the international community should be careful and balanced in its assessments, Russian special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday commenting on the filming of a staged chemical weapons attack in the province.

The Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation said earlier in the day that the filming of a staged provocation with the alleged use of chemical weapons had begun in Idlib.

"The situation [in Idlib] is quite tense, dangerous. We would like to once again ask the international community be very careful and balanced in its assessment in case of this possible provocation, which could serve as a basis for the Western coalition to carry out new missiles strikes on Syria," Lavrentyev said in Geneva.

"As you know, there were reports today that representatives of media outlets from several countries had come to Idlib area, and that the filming of fake videos showing alleged use of chemical weapons in Idlib area is ongoing, they [videos] will later be used as the proof of the Syrian government's crimes against civilians," the diplomat stressed.

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