Syria and Russia have denied taking part in the chemical weapon bombs that brought about dozen of deaths and more than 200 hundred casualties in northern Syria this week.
According to the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, his nation did not utilize such weapons during airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun. Moallem has further requested that any examination concerning the bombing should not be seen as politics and should start in Damascus, not Ankara.
Almost 100 people including children died during this attack and left more than 350 casualties including unknown number of children. This attack has shocked the world against the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia, Syria’s greatest ally. According to Moallem, the airstrike hit an area controlled by the rebels where they the rebels store chemical weapons.
Thirty people were sent to Turkey for medical treatment where three were reported dead due to the exposure to chemical weapons. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag confirmed that autopsy outcomes on those three Syrians killed in Tuesday’s assault indicate they died because of chemical weapons. Bozdag told correspondents that the autopsies were led by authorities from the World Health Organization in the city of Adana late Wednesday.
Dmitry Peskov, presidential representative in Moscow asked the international community not to hurry to judgment against Syria without relevant information to verify the allegations.
U.S. President Donald Trump sees the attack as “affront to humanity that cannot be tolerated.” Asked whether he would consider a military action, the president was intentionally dubious, saying, “I’m not saying I’m doing anything one way or another.”
The Jordian King Abdullah replied “This is another testament to the failure of international diplomacy to find solutions to this crisis”
The United States including England and France unequivocally denounced Russia Wednesday during an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council. The U.S. representative to the U.N., Nikki Haley, seemed to caution that if council members do not take action, then the United States has to take actions on their own.