23 March 2013, 01:20

Its premature to draw conclusions on use of chemical weapons in Syria - Ryabkov

Сергей Рябков заместитель министра иностранных дел РФ
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

Moscow considers it premature to draw conclusions until all facts pertaining to use of chemical weapons in Syria have been determined.

This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. He welcomed the UN decision to thoroughly investigate the incident when chemical weapons were used on March 19 in the vicinity of the village of Khan al-Assal, near Aleppo. The incident left in its wake a number of dead and injured.

The official Syrian news agency SANA insisted the armed opposition was behind the incident.

Voice of Russia, TASS

 

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