Russia after Idlib: Our stance towards Assad unchanged

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The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, announced that Russia will continue its military operations supporting the Syrian regime and President Bashar al-Assad after the regime air force unleashed a chemical attack on Idlib.

Peskov added that he is engaged in negotiations. Russia will argue at the UN Security Council emergency session called to discuss the issue that the chemical attack was caused by the opposition.

A spokesperson for the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow said that the draft resolution at the UN is “unacceptable” and is “based on wrong information,” adding that it will “add more instability to the region.”

Peskov stressed that “Russia’s stance towards Assad remains unchanged.”

A statement from the Ministry of Defense earlier said that the poisonous gas that killed at least 72 people, among them 20 children, in North West Syria leaked from an opposition chemical weapons’ warehouse after a Syrian air strike on it.

The Turkish foreign ministry on the other hand stated on Wednesday that it reminded Russia and Iran of their responsibilities in preventing a violation of the cease-fire in Syria after the chemical attack on Idlib.

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