Russia: US Warning to Syria Is Unacceptable

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Russia: US Warning to Syria Is Unacceptable

Kremlin: Trump Instigating Violence Against Assad Govt

Last night’s surprise White House statement warning Syria against a chemical weapons attack was quickly condemned by Russian officials today, who insisted that there was no reason to think that chemical weapons might be about to be used.

Moreover, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia considered the White House statement a threat against the legitimate leadership of the Syrian government, and marked a continuation of the US instigating violence against that government.

The White House statement was conspicuous in lacking specifics about what Syria was actually going to do and how they would know that, instead centering mostly on a prediction of innocent children being killed and a threat to make Syria “pay a heavy price.”

The timing is particularly bad, as this statement was made mere hours after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and…

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