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Putin, Erdogan express concern over Syria

IANS  |  Moscow 

Russian and his Turkish counterpart voiced concern over developments in and around during a telephonic conversation, the Kremlin has said.

The two presidents stressed the importance of ensuring necessary conditions for the work of the mission sent to to investigate an alleged chemical weapon attack, the Kremlin said on Thursday, reported.

"Both leaders spoke in favour of stepping up the political settlement process in based on Resolution 2254 and the decisions made by the (Syrian) National Dialogue in Sochi," the Kremlin said.

On Saturday, rebels in the formerly rebel-held Douma district of accused the Syrian forces of using chlorine gas, which led to the death of 40 people.

The Syrian totally denied the claims, saying the rebels were fabricating incidents to attract foreign strikes on Syria.

US on Wednesday threatened to launch a missile attack on Syria over the alleged chemical weapon attack, but he tweeted on Thursday that the attack "could be very soon or not so soon at all!"

said at a news briefing on Thursday that the threat to use force against a UN member state is a "blatant violation of the UN Charter".

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 07:10 IST
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