Kremlin: US Claims of Russia Refusing to Probe Syrian Chemical Attacks ’Slander’
Moscow emphasized that Russia insists on full, inclusive probe into chemical attacks, not only in Syria.
Russia categorically rejects the position of the US as Washington is complicating the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"You know that our positions diametrically diverge here. We do not agree with the US position, "Peskov added.
Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov also commented on the issue, saying that considers Washington's statements on East Ghouta chemical attack too far-reaching, hopes US partners to 'cool down'.
He added that the US groundless statements on latest chemical attack in Syria is a provocation ahead of Syrian National Dialogue Congress.
"Every time before an important international event, [such as] now, when preparations for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress are being finalized, the US throws some unconfirmed, falsified and unfounded stories into the media space about the alleged use of new chemical weapons [in Syria]," - Ryabkov said.
"We urge the US to abandon their aspirations to impose their own will on us and the members of the international community, without even delving into the essence of those proposals and ideas that we are proposing," the Russian deputy foreign minister added.
According to Ryabkov, the explanation for the sharp tightening of anti-Russian rhetoric in the statements of high-ranking US representatives is basic: "The US does not want to face the truth." "They listen only to themselves, ignore not just arguments, but completely ignore the actual side of what is happening," the deputy minister stressed.
He added that the statements and actions of the US can also be regarded as an attempt to "use the Syrian" material "to continue the doomed to failure policy of 'deterring Russia.'"
In this respect, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged that the Syrian authorities used chemical weapons on Monday, January 22 against civilians in Eastern Ghouta; the diplomat went on to blame Russia for the attack.
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