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The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries were reportedly found in agreement “on opposing Russia’s malign behavior” when they met for the first time after the alleged nerve agent attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria, according to a US State Department official.
The official is reported to have said: “There was G7 unity on opposing Russia’s malign behavior”.
The US, France and Britain did not spare a moment in launching military strikes against the Assad regime following its alleged attack on a rebel held city in Syria, but the target at the Quebec moot was clearly Russia.
“There was …openness among G7 members to dialogue with Russia while we hold them accountable”, the US official said.
The German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, meantime called Moscow to help resolve the issue admitting, “We know that the Syrian conflict…can’t be solved without Russia”.
Western countries accuse Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad of routinely using chemical weapons in attacks on rebel forces, but both the Syrian government and Russia deny this.
Nevertheless, western news agencies bear witness to chemical attacks killing thousands of civilians, including children, and present horrifying images in support of their claims.
The final straw came with Britain and the US lashing out at Russia for its support of the Syrian government for using poison gas on the rebel held town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta in the first week of April this year.
In the immediate wake of this, there followed American, British and French ‘clinical’ strikes on suspected chemical weapons storage sites in Syria.
The western media presented a compelling argument and it became almost obligatory for the G7 countries to buy into it.
To fortify the position the G-7 countries had taken against Russia at the pre-summit moot, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, was then asked to address the participants.
Klimkin obliged by testifying the Russians had additionally used the Ukraine as a testing ground for an information technology war on Western democracy.
The talks, which ended yesterday, are to prepare G7 leaders’ for a follow-up summit to be held in Canada early in June.