Russia puts pressure on Syria over chemical weapons

Russia has urged Syria to refrain from using chemical weapons.

Russia has urged Syria to refrain from using chemical weapons.

Yesterday, the Syrian Government admitted it possessed chemical weapons and warned it would use them if attacked by foreign powers.

Today, the Russian foreign ministry said it would like to underline that Syria joined a Geneva protocol on the non-use of such weapons.

It also said it presumes the Syrian authorities will continue to rigorously abide by its assumed international obligations.

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