Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at Friday's trilateral meeting in Moscow, denounced last week's US attack on Syria and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security".
Russia, Iran and Syria unanimously regarded the USA missile strikes as an aggression in brutal violation of global law and the UN Charter, Lavrov noted.
In Russia's opinion, the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons needs to be broadened to consist of experts from several different nations.
"We insist on conducting a meticulous, objective and unbiased investigation into the alleged chemical weapon attack by Syrian aircraft on April 4", Lavrov said at a joint conference after talks with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Walid al-Muallem, respectively.
In the interview, Assad insisted it was "not clear" whether an attack on Khan Sheikhun had even happened.
Russia, Syria, and Iran warned the United States The warning came after the US launched 59 missiles on a Syrian government airbase.
Russian Federation and Iran are the firmest allies of Assad's regime and have deployed forces to the war-torn country to back him in the country's brutal six-year conflict. "It is an attempt by him to throw up false flags, create confusion", said department spokesman Mark Toner, alluding to what Assad said in the interview Wednesday.
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Lavrov also attacked the chemical weapons watchdog for failing to send experts to Khan Sheikhoun, the village hit by the gas, to investigate.
Moscow vetoed a Western draft United Nations resolution Wednesday, saying it failed to mention the need to inspect the area of the attack.
"We've got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our hands, and we certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a USA preemptive strike", Han said.
Işık's meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis came only a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's crucial visit to Moscow, which seemingly resulted in gradual de-escalation of tension between the two rivals over issues concerning Syria.
Lavrov stated that Moscow question the US regarding the goal behind the buildup in which he was assured intention focused on cutting supply lines among Islamic State parties within Iraq and Syria. It is a very big message to the United States of America and its allies that they will not be bullied by Donald Trump and his policies towards Syria over the previous weeks.
"The Syrian strikes last week hasten the interest, but what I am working on with my colleagues is not with respect to action in Syria", said Sen.
What happened in Khan Sheikhoun is a fabrication and the Syrian air force did not target anyone with chemical weapons.