Chemical weapons use a 'dangerous crime', Kremlin says

Russian spokesman says evidence produced so far pointing to Syrian regime involvement in Idlib attack is not credible

Chemical weapons use a 'dangerous crime', Kremlin says

World Bulletin / News Desk

The use of chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib was a "dangerous and monstrous" crime, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

Peskov was speaking to reporters two days after Idlib’s town of Khan Shaykhun was subject to a chemical weapon attack that left at least 100 people dead and hundreds more injured, mostly children.

The attack attracted widespread international condemnation and calls for the Assad regime to be held accountable.

The Syrian regime has denied allegations it targeted the area with chemical weapons.

Peskov said the evidence produced so far was not credible.

He also said Russia believed the use of chemical weapons was unacceptable.

Last year, a UN-appointed investigation panel found that chemical weapons were mainly used by Syrian regime forces in 2014 and 2015. No punitive measures were taken, however.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Nisan 2017, 17:27