Published On : Wed, Apr 12th, 2017

No proof of Syria using chemical weapons in Idlib: Putin

ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX33ZGM

Condemning the missile attack by the Unites States on a Syrian airbase, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated the development was clear evidence of international law violation by Washington.

On April 6, 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at a Syrian government airbase and President Donald Trump said that the strikes were carried out in a response to a chemical attack on civilians in Idlib that killed over 80 people, including children.

Speaking on the issue in an interview with Mir 24 TV channel, the Russian President said there is no proof that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Idlib, however, there is startling evidence that US flouted international laws, reports Sputnik.

“Where is evidence that the Syrian troops used chemical weapons? No evidence. And what about violation of the international law? It is an obvious fact. What was the reaction of the NATO allies? All of them are nodding like bobble heads,” Putin said.

Earlier, US Defence Secretary James Mattis stressed that he personally reviewed the intelligence on the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province and the Syrian government was guilty of the crime, however, he did not come forth with evidence to back his claim.