US ‘pretext for attack’
WASHINGTON is preparing an act of military aggression against Syria by claiming President Bashar al-Assad is preparing a chemical weapons attack, first deputy chairperson of the Russian lower house’s Defence Committee Andrey Krasov said yesterday.
Earlier, the White House said Washington had identified potential preparations by Assad’s forces.
“They need to somehow justify this military aggression toward the sovereign state, that is why they are laying the groundwork for it,” Krasov said, noting that Washington was using “pseudo news” to “destabilise the situation in a number of states”. Sputnik –