Russia accuses US of starting information war against Assad

Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that an information and propaganda campaign has begun against Syria accusing Assad's government of allegedly using chemical weaponry against civilians.

“As we warned several days ago, an information and propaganda campaign regarding ‘Damascus using chemical weaponry’ has begun… There will be more and more of that kind of newsreel, they will be different in the quality of execution – both low grade and at a Hollywood level,” Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page. According to her, “many fabrications are expected”.

“An immense campaign has been planned,” the Foreign Ministry representative stated. According to Zakharova, the information propaganda of the US against the Syrian authorities is put in place so that the “US has a reason to invade Syria”, and the methods of propaganda remain unchanging.

“The script will be the old one: a certain incident will take place in territory controlled by militants, the victims of which will be civilians,” she noted.

The White House said previously that it possesses information that the Syrian authorities are preparing another chemical attack, and if that happens, the US will “punish” Syria.

  Information war, Chemical weapons, USA