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25 июня

Several days ago we have warned Washington not to give into temptation of using another round of provocations with the use of chemical weapons against civilians by militants in Syria in order to order strikes on Damascus

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Several days ago we have warned Washington not to give into temptation of using another round of provocations with the use of chemical weapons against civilians by militants in Syria in order to order strikes on Damascus.

The threats made by the U.S. representative to the UN of using such actions and aggravation of corresponding atmosphere in the leading U.S. media should, so it seems, persuade the public that they are inevitable. In this situation the main concern is – who exactly is Washington supporting in Eastern Ghouta? The whole “opposition” in the city is long run by “Jabhat-an-Nusra”, which has been shelling peaceful districts of the Syrian capital for years, as well as Russian diplomatic missions.

We once again urge Washington to refrain from making irresponsible statements and plans, which may lead to irreversible conflict escalation. Moreover, any attempts of diverting our attention from Syria by the “British developments” are futile. Syria will remain in the center of Russian diplomatic attention.