May: Russia Trying to Conceal Evidence of Syria Chemical Attack May: Russia Trying to Conceal Evidence of Syria Chemical Attack – NTK Network

May: Russia Trying to Conceal Evidence of Syria Chemical Attack

The U.K. prime minister told the House of Commons that clear evidence pointed to the Assad regime's involvement in the attack.

By NTK Staff | 04.16.2018 @12:03pm

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Monday that “a significant body of information, including intelligence” points the finger at the Assad regime for the chemical attack on Syrian civilians last week. Further, May accused Russia, along with its partners in the Syrian regime, of attempting to destroy evidence of their complicity in the attack.

Citing scientific and medical evidence, there could be no doubt that the chemical attack occurred, she told the House of Commons.

“The Syrian regime has reportedly been attempting to conceal the evidence by searching evacuees from Douma to ensure samples are not being smuggled from this area,” May said. And the prime minister told her colleagues that the Kremlin was conducting “a wider operation to conceal the facts of the attack.”

“No other group could have carried out this attack,” she added. “The opposition does not operate helicopters or use barrel bombs. [ISIS] does not even have a presence in Douma.”

Alongside their American and French counterparts, the U.K. military joined in striking the Assad regime’s chemical weapons capabilities. President Trump indicated that the operation could be ongoing, if Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad’s forces continue to use chemical weapons.

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