The white house accused the Syrian authorities in preparing the new chemical attack and warned of possible action by the United States.
“The United States sees potential preparations for another attack with the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, which may lead to mass death of civilians, including innocent children. Actions such as those that were carried out before the attack using chemical weapons on April 4, 2017”, — sais the press service of the US administration.
Washington noted that in the case of new attacks by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his armed forces “he will pay a high price”.
On the fourth of April, the Syrian opposition reported of chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun (Idlib), which killed 80 and injured 200 people and blamed the government forces. The Syrian authorities stated they were not involved in the attack and had never used chemical weapons.
Russia urged to thoroughly investigate the incident in Idlib. Despite the lack of evidence, USA made a missile strike on the Syrian air base Shirit on April 7, where, according to the statements of the opposition, the chemical attack was made. The attack killed seven people.
The Bashar al-Assad in an interview said that there was not chemical attack, and it was a provocation to justify the attack on the airbase. In his words, “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” made a video on which the charges are based. It is said that the attack occurred at 6-6:30 in the morning, but the Syrian army did not perform any action at this time.
According to the Syrian President, video from Khan-Shaykhun, which was made by the “White helmets”, contradict with the version of sarin use — the footage shows that rescuers were working without masks and gloves, which is extremely dangerous.