Today, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, US Navy destroyer Donald Cook left the Cypriot port of Larnaca, where it was moored, to approach the Syrian territorial waters. The same source also speaks of some Russian jets which would have flown 4 times the US warship, making disturbing maneuvers while approaching the Syrian territory. It would have arrived about 100 kilometers from the Syrian port of Tartus, where a base of the Russian navy is situated.

Meanwhile, in New York, the United Nations Security Council met to discuss the chemical attack and the new situation of tension that is being created in Syria. In the margins of the meeting, the US presented a draft resolution providing for the establishment of a UN commission to identify those responsible for the chemical attacks in Syria. Indeed, the American strategy is the alleged reaction to the attack of April 8 when the Syrian central government stoke in Duma with chemical weapons of causing at least 100 deaths and one thousand injured. The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in areas controlled by the opposition in Syria, had affirmed that most of the victims are women and children, whole families exterminated by gas in their homes and shelters. The Syrian human rights observatory talks about 100 dead victims by suffocation (another organization fixes the budget to 150 deaths.

These events immediately turn into a case of international politics, with the US asking the Russians to abandon Bachar al Assad. « President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Great price…. » wrote US President Donald Trump on Twitter.

Maria Elena Argano

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