Russia, Iran, and Syria issued a warning this Friday towards the U.S. in response to the chemical attacks launched last week in the region. These nations stress the seriousness of any additional strikes towards Syria, calling for International attention towards the last week’s attack.
Sergey Lavroy, Russian Foreign Minister, hosted a trilateral meeting with Iran and Syria expressing his concerns on the matter. He denounced the U.S. attack targeting Syria as what he called a “flagrant violation” and announced that further such attacks would lead to “grave consequences not only for regional but global security.”
Walid Moallem, Syrian Foreign Minister, claimed their meeting delivered a “strong message” to the White House. Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran stressed that any action of this nature is unacceptable.
A Game Of Blame
The United States has placed blame on Syria for a chemical attack that took place on April 4 targeting Khan Sheikhoun, killing more than 80 people. In response, the Syrian air base was struck. Russia warns against placing blame on Syria until further investigations have been conducted.
This Wednesday Russia vetoed a Western draft UN resolution claiming it did not mention the necessity for an inspection of the attacked area.
In Russia’s opinion, the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons needs to be broadened to consist of experts from several different nations.
“If our U.S. colleagues and some European nations believe that their version is right, they have no reason to fear the creation of such an independent group,” Lavrov announced. “The investigation into this high-profile incident must be transparent and leave no doubt that someone is trying to hide something.”
Lavrov also added that the United States attack on Syria has destabilized Syrian peace efforts and reflects the U.S.’s intention to oust Bashar Assad’s regime. “Such attempts won’t succeed,” Lavrov stated.
Lavrov stated that Moscow question the U.S. regarding the purpose behind the buildup in which he was assured intention focused on cutting supply lines among Islamic State parties within Iraq and Syria.
“We will keep monitoring the issue, since the only possible reason for using military force on the territory of Syria is to fight terrorism,” he said.