Putin: No Evidence That Syrian Chemical Attack Took Place
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia has no evidence of whether a chemical weapons attack has taken place in Syria or who is responsible, Russian President Vladimir Putin told British Prime Minister David Cameron in a telephone call, according to Cameron’s official website.
The two officials had an urgent phone call on Monday afternoon regarding the Syrian crisis in the wake of a sniper attack on UN chemical inspectors outside Damascus, RT reported.
Following the call the British government spokesperson said: “President Putin said that they did not have evidence of whether a chemical weapons attack had taken place or who was responsible.”
Both national leaders reaffirmed the stance that all G8 attendees took in June: “No-one should use chemical weapons and any use would merit a serious response from the international community.”
The alleged attack took place last Wednesday in an eastern suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus. Between ‘dozens’ and over 1,300 people allegedly died, according to conflicting reports.