Russian Military Suggests US Claims On Aleppo Aim To Divert Attention From E. Syria Crimes
Fakhir Rizvi 1 month ago Sat 08th December 2018 | 02:21 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 08th December, 2018) The Russian Defense Ministry does not rule out that the US State Department's allegations about the recent toxic chemicals attack in Syria's Aleppo are aimed at distracting the public attention from the crimes of the US aviation in the east of the middle Eastern country where dozens of civilians die every day, the military said in a statement.
On Friday, the US State Department spokesman, Robert Palladino, said that the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russia falsely accused the opposition and extremist groups of conducting a chlorine attack in northwestern Aleppo on November 24. Palladino added that that Washington had credible information that pro-Assad forces had allegedly used tear gas against civilians in Aleppo on that day.
"We do not rule out that the 'loud' statements of the US State Department are aimed at switching the public attention from the crimes of the US aviation in the east of Syria where the aviation has been scouring the settlements in the Hajin area leading to the killing of dozens of civilians," the statement pointed out.
The Defense Ministry considered Washington's " hysterical" statements about the alleged false accusations against terrorist on the use of toxic chemicals against the civilians in Aleppo on November 24 as an attempt to pressurize the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to curb unbiased investigation into the case, the statement continued.
The Russian military recalled that it had been informing the public about the deliveries of toxic chemicals to terrorists and the White Helmets, affiliated with them, by the western states' security services over the past six months.
"The peaks of these deliveries were synchronized with the bold statements of the US State Department and other US agencies about the readiness to deal a missile strike on Syria in case of the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government," the statement read.
For months, the Russian Defense Ministry has been warning that Syrian militants and the White Helmets group were planning to stage a false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria to frame Assad's forces and draw western retaliation against the Syrian government.