Russia’s President Vladimir Putin made a shocking statement today during a press conference with Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella, claiming that USA is preparing to bomb Damascus, Syria’s capital, and to blame Assad’s army for the devastation.
This sensational claim is very strange coming from Vladimir Putin, a man who kept a very sober attitude in recent years and restrained himself from dramatic statements. One may actually think there’s something going on, right?
Russia’s President’s went on to saying that the United States is planning a provocation, a false flag of sorts, via a fake chemical weapon attack on Damascus.
Vladimir Putin insisted that he is ready to tolerate all the criticism directed at Russia with regards to its involvement in Syria, but he hopes that in the end, that attitude will soften.
However, the Russian leader claims to be in possession of serious intelligence about US planned strikes on the southern Damascus region. These false flags will be eventually blamed on Bashar al Assad’s military, with the purpose of further discrediting the current Syrian regime and who knows, maybe will lead to more military involvement from the US in the region.
When asked about the probability of future airstrikes on Syria on US’s behalf, Putin said:
We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared … in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using (chemical weapons).”
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold talks in Moscow after today’s G7 meeting in Lucca Italy, during which he will ask Russia to abandon its support for Syria’s President Bashar al Assad, insisting that Assad’s regime is compromised and it has no future following the latest chemical weapons attack.
UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said during the summit in Italy on Tuesday that Assad is a tyrant and Russia must withdraw its support for the Syrian regime. However, a bid from Boris Johnson for imposing sanctions on both Syria and Russia was rejected by his fellow G7 foreign ministers, as the chemical attack that left 87 dead in a terrorist-held town in Syria must be investigated prior to imposing further sanctions.
Italy’s foreign minister concluded the meeting saying that:
“We must have a dialogue with Russia and we must not push Russia into a corner.
“There is no consensus on additional new sanctions as an efficient instrument to deliver the goal we are aiming for.”
Tillerson was blunt:
It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end. But the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified Syria,”
“Russia has really aligned itself with the Assad regime, the Iranians and Hezbollah. Is that a long-term alliance that serves Russia’s interest or would Russia prefer to realign with other Western countries and Middle East countries who are seeking to resolve the Syrian crisis?
“We want to create a future for Syria that is stable and secure. Russia can be a part of that future.”