Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
Two bandits killed in special operation in Nizhny Novgorod - sourceWorld October 23, 15:15
S Arabian minister invites Russian counterpart to GCC oil ministers meetingBusiness & Economy October 23, 13:42
A family of eight killed in airstrike near Mosul - TVWorld October 23, 13:08
Kiev military launch more than 200 shells, destroy house in DonbassWorld October 23, 11:10
Rescuers evacuate 15 people from house hit by gas explosionSociety & Culture October 23, 11:07
Russian health minister says producing vaccines in Nicaragua is "very profitable"Society & Culture October 23, 7:36
Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. According to first deputy chairman of Russian Federation Council’s Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich, the article of The Wall Street Journal about US plans to supply more powerful weapons to moderate Syrian opposition if the country’s truce collapses looks like an informational attack.
"The information provided by The Wall Street Journal looks more like an informational attack. CIA is probably involved here as well," Klintsevich said. "The situation in Syria is now developing not in accordance with US plans," and that’s why "Russia is practically pushed toward unreasoned actions," he added. "The attempts will not bring any result. We are rather thick-skinned. US will not be able to return Syria to the state of chaos," the lawmaker said.
The information about "Plan B" definitely sends a negative signal regardless of whether it is true or not, Klintsevich said adding that it makes one think "US have something else in mind." "This is in their traditions, and we faced it more than once," he said.
The Wall Street Journal wrote on Tuesday that "the Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners have drawn up plans to supply more-powerful weapons to moderate rebels in Syria fighting the Russia-backed regime in the event the country’s six-week-old truce collapses, according to US and other officials." "The preparations for a so-called Plan B center on providing vetted rebel units with weapons systems that would help them in directing attacks against Syrian regime aircraft and artillery positions, the officials said," WSJ added.