Russia: US Missile Strikes Planned Before Alleged ‘Gas Attack’

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has stated that the “gas attack” in Syria’s Idlib province was a handy excuse to justify US strikes

In the early hours of Friday morning,  the US launched as much as 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles in opposition to a Syrian navy base close to Homs in its first direct American assault on the Syrian authorities.

Donald Trump ordered the strikes in response to the ‘chemical attack’ in Idlib, which he blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In an announcement given on Friday morning in Moscow, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that the US missile strikes in opposition to Syria have been deliberate properly prematurely of the alleged “gas attack” in Idlib province on Tuesday.

According to Zakharova:

It is clear that these missile strikes have been deliberate earlier than. For each skilled it’s apparent that this resolution was made properly prematurely and earlier than the Idlib occasions.

She additionally says that latest occasions in Syria are getting used as a distraction because the US carries out lethal airstrikes in Mosul.

n an announcement launched this morning by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Putin described the US assault as a violation of worldwide regulation primarily based on an “invented pretext”.

This is in keeping with Russia’s place on the way it views Assad’s alleged “war crime”.

Speaking on the Security Council assembly on Wednesday, Russia’s deputy UN ambassador Vladimir Safronkov  stated that the US-drafted decision blaming Assad for Tuesday’s “gas attack” in Idlib province was primarily based on “falsified reports from the White Helmets”, a company that has been “discredited long ago”.