Russia dismisses U.S. warning that Assad is preparing another chemical attack in Syria
WATCH ABOVE: U.S. warns Syria over potential chemical attack
MOSCOW – The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed the White House's warning that the Syrian government is preparing a new chemical attack and that President Bashar Assad and his military “will pay a heavy price” if it goes ahead.
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that “such threats to Syria's legitimate leaders are unacceptable.”
In a stern warning to Assad Monday night, the White House claimed it had detected activity resembling the buildup to a chemical weapons attack on April 4.