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Putin Pushing Conspiracies

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on Tuesday that he had “information” to suggest that the US was planning to frame Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for a new “false flag” chemical attack on a suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus.

Putin, who made the comments during a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, has slammed the US over President Donald Trump’s decision to target an airfield believed to have been used by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military to launch a deadly chemical-weapons attack early last week.

Putin was asked specifically about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comments on Tuesday morning — that Russia is either “incompetent” or has “failed” to hold up its end of the deal to destroy Assad’s chemical weapons, and needed to choose whether to abandon or “maintain its alliance” with Assad.

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