Russia's Putin attacks "groundless" accusations on Syria gas incident

April 6, 2017 17:08
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MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said it was unacceptable to make "groundless" accusations over this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in a Syrian province.

The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin had discussed the issue with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation.The statement said Putin had "highlighted that it was unacceptable to make groundless accusations against anyone without conducting a detailed and unbiased investigation."

Scores were reported killed by a suspected Syrian government chemical attack in Idlib province and the US government has suggested forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad were responsible. Russia has said it was too early to accuse the Syrian government and called for an investigation.

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