The United States intends to use provocation with chemical weapons in Syria as an excuse for attacking Damascus, the Russian General Staff said. Director General of the Center for Political Information Alexei Mukhin on Sputnik radio told what the western coalition in Syria is trying to achieve.

The US intends to use the provocation of militants in East Gut as an excuse to attack the government districts of Damascus, the chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov told journalists.

"We have reliable information about the preparation by militants of the staging of the use of chemical weapons by the government troops against civilians.In this area, in many areas of East Guta, a crowd of women, children and old people brought from other regions, who are to represent the victims of a chemical incident," the general.

According to him, after the provocation, the US plans to accuse Damascus of using chemical weapons and present "evidence" of the mass death of civilians through the fault of the Syrian government.

In retaliation, Washington, Gerasimov noted, "plans to launch a missile-bomb strike on the government districts of Damascus."

The head of the General Staff recalled that in Damascus are now Russian military advisers, representatives of the Center for reconciliation of warring parties and military police.

Earlier, US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley said that the US authorities are ready for new actions in Syria.

"We ... warn any country that wants to impose its will through chemical attacks and unbearable suffering, especially on the Syrian regime: the United States is still ready to act if necessary," the US diplomat said.

Director General of the Center for Political Information Alexei Mukhin on Sputnik radio explained why, in his opinion, the US is openly threatening against Damascus.

"The United States is increasing the degree of tension in the situation in Syria for one simple reason: they lose control over the economic outline of the country.As a result of joint actions by Russia, Iran and Turkey, the influence of the" broad coalition "led by the US is rapidly declining in the region, which is why, it is likely that such a blow will be inflicted.It's unlikely that Damascus will most likely speak of a blow to the locations of the compact deployment of troops (the president of Sahar Bashar) Asad, "said Alexei Mukhin.

He noted that provocations related to the use of chemical weapons became commonplace for Syrian militants.

"Provocations with chemical weapons are constantly being organized on the territory of Syria - either the manufacture of these weapons is made by handicraft or attempts are being made to use it." This is not even an open military conflict, it is the war of the secret services, and here, apparently, some people think that all means are good. in that the US and other members of the "broad coalition" behave in Syria is extremely irresponsible.While trying to establish control over the country's natural resources, they go far beyond international law, and they will return with You can ", - says Alexei Mukhin.

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