Russian President Vladimir Putin charged Tuesday that the U.S. was wielding allegations of chemical weapons use by the Assad regime as a pretext for military action, just as it did in 2003 with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
Doubling down on suggestions that last week’s toxic gas attack and subsequent U.S. missile strike against a Syrian airbase were part of an anti-Assad conspiracy, Putin also claimed that elements – he did not identify them – were now preparing further “provocations,” to plant chemical agents and blame it on the regime.
“This reminds me very much of the events of 2003, when U.S. representatives in the Security Council showed alleged chemical weapons discovered in Iraq,” he said at the Kremlin, alongside visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The Kremlin provided a translation of the remarks.
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