BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented on presupposed reports that Russia had advanced knowledge about an “impending Syrian chemical attack” during a Moscow press briefing, Monday, saying “some western media outlets refuse to stop promoting fake news.”
She was referring to “an alert sent out by the Associated Press on April 11” which was quoting “an unnamed high-ranking official representing the United States”.
“You see with news like this, these are the fake ones,” she added.
Zakharova insisted that there is “need for a responsible approach to solving long-overdue international problems.” She went on to stress the need for a proper investigation in the alleged chemical attack.
Zakharova was speaking at a weekly briefing taking place on the same day that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin.