Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad, claims Putin

Lynette Rowe
June 3, 2017

Two heads of state in the world right now maintain that the Russian government didn't perpetrate a cyber attack on the USA election a year ago: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible, and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies, and economies", the statement said. His comments come in the backdrop of the decision taken by United States President Donald Trump to withdraw from the pact. "We are thinking about ways to neutralize possible threats at long distance". It's like anti-Semitism. 'The Jews are to blame.

Ms. Kelly pointed out that Russian Federation acknowledged the use of chemical weapons in 2013 when they entered an agreement with former President Barack Obama to prevent these attacks.

And in January, days before Trump took office, the USA intelligence community concluded that Putin had ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Trump's rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.

The panel, which also included Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, was part of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Russian officials have said they need more time to assess its potential impact on their economy and have spoken of drafting a strategy for low-carbon development, fuelling fears among green campaigners that Moscow may not ratify the agreement.

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Trump has similarly accused Democrats of politicizing congressional and federal investigations into the interference. Putin has urged U.S. businessmen to use their influence to help normalize Russia-U.S. relations.

He described the focus on Kislyak's contacts as "catastrophic nonsense".

Putin also made it clear that the climate deal was not final as far as Moscow was concerned. "You've got to ask the other leaders who have communicated with Assad".

During a question-answer session after addressing the SPIEF, Modi said, "terrorists don't manufacture weapons, but some countries supply guns to them; terrorists don't print currency, but some countries facilitate their financing through money laundering; terrorists don't own telecommunications system and social media networks, but some countries help them with that".

"Now we can dump it all on him and American imperialism", Putin said. "So countries may have some disputes and some areas of collaboration", he said, noting that India and Russian Federation relationship has stood the test of time as it was based on trust.

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