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Threats about possible military conflict between West and Russia is part of information war – Rinkevics

RIGA, April 14 (LETA) – Threats about a possible military conflict between the Western countries and Russia in relation to the events in Syria is a part of information war, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity).

He said in a conversation with LETA that "nobody has cancelled diplomacy and politics". He does not expect the situation to dramatically escalate to real military conflict, but many harsh words and rhetoric can be expected in the future. Threats about the Third World War are a part of information war.

Rinkevics believes that the UN should give the green light for independent investigation on use of chemical weapons in Syria. The fact that Russia vetoed the UN Security Council resolution on investigation would mean that there was something to hide, and Syria, Russia and Iran should assume responsibility for that.

Latvia believes that the missile strikes of the US, France and the UK against military facilities in Syria is n appropriate response to Syria’s chemical attack against civilian population by Assad regime, said Rinkevics, adding that this is not the first such case, and the actions of the Western countries is a clear sign that there are red lines that should not be crossed.

As reported, the US, UK and France on Saturday morning launched coordinated strikes in Syria, hitting targets associated with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons program.

Published: 14.04.2018 13:02

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