US ‘pre­text for at­tack’

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

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 –

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