Russia's Putin says certain Syria's Assad didn't use chemical weapons
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed on Tuesday any suggestion that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces were behind a chemical attack that killed ratings of people in Idlib province in April.
"According to our information, there may be no evidence that chemical weapons had been utilized by Assad. We are convinced that he failed to do it," Putin instructed day by day newspaper Le Figaro in an interview.
The feedback got here a day after new French President Emmanuel Macron, whose usa's intelligence services in April blamed Assad for the Idlib assault, said the use of chemical weapons in Syria become a pink line for Paris and might result in reprisals.
Putin stated he had offered to set up inspections of the web site inside the town of Khan Sheikhoun, but that every one the important powers had refused. He stated the goal of the allegations had been to discredit Assad and put pressure on him.
It turned into a manner of "explaining to the international community why it was essential to retain to impose measures to stress Assad, along with militarily," Putin said. (Reporting via John Irish; Editing by using Ingrid Melander)