MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. The Kremlin regards as incorrect US President Donald Trump’s remarks about Syria’s legitimate president Bashar Assad.
"Assad is a legitimate president of the Syrian Arab Republic. From our standpoint it would be hardly correct to use such insulting phrases in relation to another country’s legal president," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
US President Donald Trump on Sunday blamed Russia and Iran for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad. He tweeted that the area from where reports of an alleged chemical attack had arrived was encircled by the Syrian army.
He claimed President Putin, Russia and Iran were responsible for supporting "animal Assad."
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed as fake news the April 7 rumors of a chemical attack by the government army in Syria’s Douma. It stated that groundless speculations about chemical weapons used by Syrian government troops were offered as an excuse for military strikes from outside. The Russian Defense Ministry, too, has denied reports the Syrian military had used chemical weapons.