West ready to strike Syria in just 24 hours, Russia warns

Politics | War / Terrorism 8/30/2018, 10:52 AM
West ready to strike Syria in just 24 hours, Russia warns

The United States-led coalition deployed nearly 380 cruise missiles in the Middle East region and is ready to start an attack against targets in Syria in just 24 hours, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (pictured) warned on Thursday. She added that any potential new airstrikes carried out by the West against Syria would jeopardize not only the peace process in the country but also the global stability.

"We are facing the most serious fears and share them with the world community and with the media, this concerns the prospect of implementing the above mentioned scenario [chemical weapons provocation in Syria and West’s potential strike against the republic]. This would be the heaviest blow both to the Syrian settlement and global security. The consequences of playing with fire are unpredictable," Zakharova warned.

Zakharova also dismissed as unacceptable any scenario that involves "the use of toxic substances and staged chemical attacks with the goal of making false accusations against the Syrian government and the military related to alleged chemical attacks." She added that the government in Damascus doesn't have the potential to carry out a chemical attack, since all its chemical arsenal was destroyed under the international surveillance in 2014-2015.

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