The U.S. and its allies can build up missile capabilities to strike Syria in just one day, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
On Tuesday, the Pentagon spokesman denied the Russian Defense Ministry’s claims about a U.S. military build-up in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“The U.S. destroyer Ross equipped with 28 Tomahawk missiles has previously repeatedly entered into the zone for efficient firing of missiles on Syria from the Mediterranean Sea.
As regards another U.S. vessel of the same class, Sullivans, it rushed to leave the part of the Persian Gulf, from where it was guaranteed to hit the Syrian targets, amid media reports about the U.S. military build-up for striking Syria.
However, when refuting these reports, the U.S. military forgot to mention that they can build up missile capacities for striking Syria in just one day,” Zakharova told a briefing.
The spokesperson stressed that possible U.S. strike on Syria would be a setback to the progress achieved in the Syrian settlement.
“I would like to stress that such move of the U. S. will be a setback to all progress achieved in the Syrian peace settlement.
“It should be understood,” Zakharova said.