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Ambassador: Moscow «cannot exclude» possibility of war between Russia and USA

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 12 April, Russia’s ambassador in the UN Vassily Nebenzia invited USA and its allies to refrain from a military attack on Syria, adding that Moscow ‘cannot exclude’ the possibility of war between Russia and USA.

This announcement was voiced by him after a meeting of the UN Security Council, which was called by Bolivia due to increased concerns that US President Donald Trump may decide in favour of a military strike against Damascus, which is accused of using chemical weapons against rebels.

«The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,» the Russian ambassador told journalists. «We hope there will be no point of no return.»

When asked if he was referring to the possibility of a war between USA and Russia, Nebenzia said: «We cannot exclude any possibilities, unfortunately, because we saw messages that are coming from Washington. They were very bellicose.»

Meanwhile, the White House announced after a meeting of the US National Security Council, which took place on Thursday, that President Donald Trump has not yet made the final decision in regards to a possible military strike against Syria.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said that US officials continue evaluating reconnaissance information and participating in talks with partners and allies.

While armed forces continue concentrating in eastern regions of the Mediterranean Sea, the UN remains locked in diplomatic struggles. Chemical arms experts are on their way to Syria to determine if there truly had been a chemical attack. Donald Trump, it seems, has become more hesitant in this matter.

Russia, in the meantime, has requested another meeting of the UN Security Council to further discuss the Syrian matter.

In an attempt to reduce tension, Sweden has submitted a resolution project in which it is requested to send UN Secretary-General António Guterres to Syria to resolve the matter regarding use of chemical weapons once and for all.

Diplomats, on the other hand, have little interest for Sweden’s proposal.

The White Helmets organization accused Syrian government forces on Saturday, 14 April, of using chemical weapons in Ghouta – territory controlled by rebels. Several dozen people were killed the city of Douma.

The Syrian government and Russia deny accusations of official Damascus using chemical weapons in Douma.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron announced this Thursday that he has proof of chemical weapons being used and that the culprit behind it is none other than Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Damascus has invited Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to Douma. Experts departed on Thursday, 12 April, and will commence their investigation on Saturday, 14 April.


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  1. Linda says:

    Are U nuts? WWIII in the making …. how much can one poor planet stand of these monkeys.

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