Russia rejects new US sanctions against the Syrian regime

Russia on Tuesday expressed its rejection of new US sanctions against Syria over the alleged chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhan in the Syrian province of Idlib early this month.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said in remarks quoted by the Russian TASS news agency that Moscow sees the new US sanctions against Syria as baseless, as there is no evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in Idlib.

Gattilov noted that Russia had previously proposed sending an independent group of experts to Syria to investigate allegations against the Syrian regime, but the United States rejected the proposal, stressing that “this is the only way to reveal the truth.”

The US Treasury Department on Monday imposed sanctions on 271 workers at the Syrian regime’s research and scientific research center after it said it was linked to the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhan