Klintsevich: US recognition of the terrorist use of chemical weapons clears Damascus

MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. US recognition of the use by terrorists in Idlib chemical weapons important in psychological terms, this removes suspicion from the Syrian authorities. This opinion was expressed on Friday to journalists the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

Previously, Western countries have repeatedly accused Damascus of using chemical weapons, including against the civilian population of Syria.

“Of course, the fact that the United States finally recognized the use of terrorists in Syria of chemical weapons, what we talked about for a long time, is very important. Is most important psychologically. I think that it will remove the last suspicions against the current Syrian government, and, in addition, has confirmed that Russia is in the middle East is extremely honest position, not compatible with any situation,” said the Senator.

However, according to him, this is unlikely to change something in the actions of the United States supporting the Syrian opposition. “I’m afraid for the US, this can remain only an episode and nothing in their policy will not change. I mean, first of all, the hidden and often open support for the opposition, which in the main mass difficult to distinguish from the militants. For refusal of such support needs to be major reversal in the entire US policy in the middle East, but no major signs of this is not yet visible”, – concluded the Klintsevich.

Earlier, the state Department for the first time confirmed not only the presence but also the use of terrorists in Syria of chemical weapons.