Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has said that the “gas attack” in Syria’s Idlib province was a convenient excuse to justify US strikes
In the early hours of Friday morning, the US launched up to 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syrian military base near Homs in its first direct American attack on the Syrian government.
Donald Trump ordered the strikes in response to the ‘chemical attack’ in Idlib, which he blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Russia Insider reports:
In a statement given on Friday morning in Moscow, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the US missile strikes against Syria were planned well in advance of the alleged “gas attack” in Idlib province on Tuesday.
According to Zakharova:
It is obvious that these missile strikes were planned before. For every expert it is obvious that this decision was made well in advance and before the Idlib events.
She also says that recent events in Syria are being used as a distraction as the US carries out deadly airstrikes in Mosul.