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Russia: US missile strike on Syria would destroy any chemical evidence

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the “smart” missiles that US President Donald Trump has promised to send to Syria will destroy evidence of a suspected chemical weapons attack.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the US will be launching missiles at targets in Syria in response to the suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held area that killed at least 40 people.

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, in a Facebook post later on Wednesday wonders if the chemical weapons watchdog investigating the reports has been warned that the missiles will destroy “all evidence” of the attack.

She adds: “Or is it the original idea to use the smart missiles to sweep the traces of the provocation under the rug?”

Both the Syrian government and Russia deny the attack ever took place.

— AP

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