UN: Up to Russia to stop offensive on Idlib from happening — US envoy

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned that it is up to Russia to stop an offensive on Idlib from happening, speaking from the UN headquarters in New York on Thursday. “Make no mistake, an Assad regime offensive on Idlib would be a reckless escalation even if chemical weapons were not used. It is up to Russia to keep this from happening and we will discuss the humanitarian... Еще consequences of the Idlib offensive in greater detail tomorrow”, Haley said. Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya used his turn to demand a «list of targets» that they claim Damascus will attack. «For five years already the same scheme is being used in order to discredit the authorities in Damascus and then to carry out aggressive activity against Syria”, he said. According to the US ambassador Nikki Haley, «the Russian Federations has recently been building up its naval forces off the coast of Syria, signaling that Moscow is pre-positioning itself to once more abet the murder and mayhem of the Assad regime.» «There are signs that the Assad regime is planning to use chemical weapons to finish of the siege of Idlib,» she added. She concluded by reminding «Assad and his Russian and Iranian partners» to not «bet against the United States responding again.» Joint Russian Naval and Aerospace drills in the eastern Mediterranean of 26 ships, two submarines and 34 aircraft begun on September 1 and will run until Saturday.

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