Bomber b-1ВФото: US AIR FORCE / Reuters
United States of America a few days ago was transferred to the Persian Gulf amines The Sullivans with 56 cruise missiles on Board, and the air base al-Udeid air base in Qatar — the strategic bomber b-1B, armed with 24 cruise missiles “air — surface” AGM-158 JASSM. This was stated by the representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov, reports RIA Novosti.
Weapons can be used in the US, UK and France to attack Syria, said the Ministry. As the reason for the attack could be a provocation with chemical weapons, said major-General.
According to him, indirect evidence of the preparation of the coalition to strike at Syria are promises of the highest representatives of these countries about their intention to “resolutely” respond to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities. “The actions of Western countries in spite of public statements aimed at the next sharp aggravation of the situation in the middle East and the failure of the peace process in Syria”, — concluded Konashenkov.
According to the defense, faked the chemical attack can the terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir Al-sham” (created on the basis of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”), which allegedly was taken to Jisr ash-Shugur eight tanks with chlorine, brought to the village Gallus. The Russian defense Ministry also said that has information about the arrival in the region, a group of fighters who have passed who studied the treatment of toxic substances from the experts of the British private military company “olive”.
Informed sources Bloomberg reported that the negotiations between the representatives of security councils of Russia and the USA in Geneva, adviser to the US President for homeland security John Bolton said his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev that Washington is ready to strike Syrian government forces more powerful still, if the troops of Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons.
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