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Russia's ambassador to US comments on strikes against Syria

US has no right to accuse other countries while possessing largest chemical weapons arsenal at its disposal, the Russian ambassador in Washington says
Russia's ambassador to US Alexander Scherbak/TASS
Russia's ambassador to US
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WASHINGTON, April 14. /TASS/. Actions by the United States and its allies in Syria would entail consequences for which they would have to bear responsibility, Russia’s ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Friday immediately after the first strikes on Syria.

"The worst expectations have materialized. Our warnings fell on deaf ears. A pre-planned scenario is being acted on. We are being threatened again," he stated.

"We have warned that such actions will not remain without consequences. All responsibility for them rests upon Washington, London and Paris," he said.

Antonov stressed that "insulting the Russian president was inadmissible."

"The United States, a country that has the largest arsenal of chemical weapons, has no moral right to accuse other countries," he said.