Earlier, the United States called on Russia and Iran to help make the Syrian government accountable for allegedly using chlorine against civilians.
Russian Senator Vladimir Jabarov told the newspaper that for some players chemical weapons are the last chance to topple the Syrian government.
"There are no other arguments left. Russia initiated the destruction of the Syrian chemical arsenal. There are no facts to prove that Syrian forces used chemical weapons. Now, the Syrian Army is gaining grounds and fighting Daesh as well as other terrorist groups. Some in the West don’t like that. They want to topple [Syrian President Bashar] Assad. This is why they are developing the issue of chemical attacks," Jabarov pointed out.
Rostislav Ishchenko, head of the Center for Systems Analysis and Forecasting, argued that the US is adding fuel to fire because radical groups trying to overthrow Assad are losing grounds in Aleppo.
"The defeated party in Aleppo will lose in the Syrian conflict. A defeat in Syria will lead to the US losing its status in the Middle East," the analyst observed. "It will also put an end to Washington's attempts to maintain hegemony. This is why the US is ready to raise the risk bar to the maximum," the analyst wrote in an article for RIA Novosti.
According to him, Washington’s allegations are an "attempt to replay a lost campaign in the region" by threatening large-scale combat actions.
Allegations that Damascus used chemical weapons are a repetitive story distributed by Western propaganda, Alexander Perendzhiev, assistant professor at the Russian Higher School of Economics, said.
He agreed that while the West accuses Syrian President Bashar Assad of using chemical weapons it ignores real facts of chemical attacks by Syrian militants.
"One can love or hate Assad and its policy but it’s clear that the West demonizes and ignores war crimes conducted by Assad’s rivals. By the way, accusations against Assad are very similar to those made by Washington against Saddam Hussein," Perendzhiev told the Russian online newspaper Vzglyad.