Russia: 'Conclusive evidence proves that chemical attacks in Douma were staged' — Lavrov

SOT, Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister (Russian): «Depends on what he would have understood. Understood that it should have been done just to remove the regime of Assad, that’s one option. If he would have understood keeping in mind that chemical attack took place, then I would advise to wait for the results [of investigation], given the fact that OPCW mission actually went to Syria, not... Еще very fast and without extra enthusiasm, but under our pressure and under pressure by Syrian government. It should arrive to Damascus tomorrow morning, and we expect it to go to Douma immediately, where our specialists who examined this place found no proof of usage of chemical weapons, such as sarin or chlorine. Moreover, Russia has conclusive evidence that proves that chemical attack in Douma was staged, and it was staged by secret service of one of the state, which is now trying to lead the Russophobic campaign.» Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow «has conclusive evidence that proves that chemical attacks in Douma were staged,» during a joint press conference alongside Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok in Moscow, Friday. Lavrov stated that Russian military experts found no proof of chemical weapons’ usage in the site of alleged attack, adding that the evidence shows that “it was staged by secret service of one of the states, which is now trying to lead the Russophobic campaign.” France, the US and UK have threatened to take action against the Syrian government after its alleged chemical weapons usage against civilians in Douma. Syria has denied the allegations, calling them a “fabrication.”

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