Russia Reaffirms Support For Syrian Regime, Despite Horrific Chemical Attack

Moscow’s support for the Syrian regime military on Wednesday followed a telephone call between the Russian and Syrian foreign ministers on Wednesday evening. (AFP)

Russia pledged its continuing support for the Syrian regime on Wednesday, despite a horrific sarin-gas attack on the village of Khan Sheikhun in opposition-held Idlib province on Tuesday.

“The Russian Federation and its military are continuing… to support the anti-terrorism operation and liberation of the country, which is being conducted by the Syrian armed forces,” said Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.

A Russian foreign ministry spokesperson also called on the United Nation’s Security Council should urge the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to launch a fact-finding mission in Syria.

“It is crucial to call upon an OPCW fact-finding mission in charge of investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” said Maria Zakharova, according to Interfax.

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Source: News Now/ AFP/ Albawaba News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.