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4/13/2018, 5:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia claims it has 'proof' UK involved in staging Syria chemical attack

Russia's Defense Ministry stated on Friday that it has "proof" the United Kingdom participated in staging the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Douma.

"The Russian Defense Ministry also has evidence that Britain had a direct involvement in arranging this provocation," the ministry's spokesman Igor Konashekov stated. He described the Douma incident as a "provocation" meant to provide a reason for the United States to launch military action against the Syrian government. Konashekov added that Moscow expects the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to conduct an "unbiased" investigation into the attack.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump blamed the attack on the Syrian government, slammed Russia for backing the country's President Bashar al-Assad and threatened to launch missile attacks against the Middle Eastern country. However, US officials noted Trump wants to have "all the information" on the incident, including "actual evidence" before initiating any military action.

Breaking the News / NP