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Russian Federation to Demand Explanations From UK on Samples Examination From Syria's Idlib

20 April 2017, 06:24 | Erica Roy

Boris Johnson offers Russia a deal to end Syria crisis saying 'they still have time to be on the right side of the

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He said that Moscow is waiting for confirmation from the United States.

"We insist on conducting a thorough, objective, and unbiased investigation into the circumstances of the use of chemicals in Khan Sheikhun on April 4", Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

However, Johnson has faced criticism for not persuading G7 countries to agree to sanctions against Russian Federation for its ties with Assad. "They are also terrifying", Johnson wrote.

Syria has denied responsibility and Russian Federation has claimed that a rebel weapons cache was hit, an impossibility according to chemical weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, writing for MEE.


The Ugly: Unlike with many issues, Trump had a firm stance on Syria.

On the USA airstrike on an Assad regime air base in retaliation for the chemical attack, Lavrov said, "We reiterated our common position that it was an act of aggression, a flagrant violation of the principles of worldwide law and the UN Charter". Trump said he changed his views on the Syrian situation after innocent children were killed in the attack.

He said: "British scientists have analysed samples from the victims of the attack".

The consensus had been that it would be more sensible to concentrate on the fight against the Islamic State group and to accept reluctantly that removing Assad, "though ultimately essential - should await a drawn out political solution".



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