BLUFF OR WAR-CRAZED? UK pledges ‘Tough Response’ if chemical weapons used in Syria

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UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised a “powerful and united” response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government’s Security Forces.

Earlier on Tuesday (11), the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation said filming to forge the use of chemical weapons began in Idlib province. A Syrian human rights activist also told Sputnik that dozens of White Helmets had come from Turkey to the Idlib region to carry out the false operation. He said they carried tanks of an unknown gas with them, which Russian military officials have identified as being a toxic substance based on chlorine.

“If the regime in Syria repeats its horrible use of chemical weapons then our response will be strong and united. Discussed with @ SecPompeo this afternoon how we uphold the global ban and avoid an entirely manmade disaster # EyesonIdlib,” Hunt said on Twitter.

Russia warned of a possible false flag attack in August. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that terrorists in the Tahrir al-Sham movement, allies of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, were preparing a false chemical attack to provoke foreign intervention in the country.

On Monday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the US, UK and France agreed that any use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government would result in a “much stronger” aggression than the previous attacks.

The latest Western attack on Syrian territory took place in April after a chemical weapons incident in the city of Douma, under which the Syrian government was blamed by the West, despite not providing any evidence.

Bashar Assad’s government, however, denied any involvement in the attack and said it was a farce. Syria further emphasizes that it has disposed of its chemical weapons under the supervision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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