He warned against a government offensive there, saying that it will cause a "humanitarian catastrophe". We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. "We can work together but we could be putting civilian lives at risk while eradicating those radical groups".
Turkey has backed some rebel groups in the region and set up a dozen military observation posts. It's now more focused on removing the Iranian forces that played a key part in Assad's victory.
The U.S. has told Russian Federation it is ready to take strong military action against Syria if President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons to recapture one of his country's last rebel-held areas, according to four people familiar with the discussions.
The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the United States, the United Kingdom and France of preparing to carry out new strikes against Syria under the pretext of chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces.
The Russian military cited its sources alleging that several containers with chlorine had been delivered to a local town and later taken to a nearby village.
A group of militants trained under the guidance of a private British military company, Olive to work with poisonous substances has arrived in Idlib, the ministry said.
"The militants have the task of simulating the rescue of the victims of the chemical weapons attack dressed in the clothes of the famous "White Helmets", it said.
U.S. President Donald Trump has publicly vowed to strike back at Assad for any use of chemical weapons and has ordered air strikes on two occasions since taking office past year, both in response to incidents in which dozens of Syrian civilians were reported killed in chemical weapons attacks.
The attack, involving 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, came as a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Idlib province on April 4.
"Just so there's no confusion here", Bolton continued, "if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time".
Earlier, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said that the third summit of the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria is scheduled for early September in Tehran.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Russian Federation on Friday that seeking a military solution in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib would be disastrous.
Russia's Lavrov on Friday called the situation in Idlib "multi-faceted" and called for separating out "the healthy opposition from terrorist structures".
Currently, Assad's army is preparing to invade the province of Idlib, which is under the control of the opposition.