April 16--Further destructive plans of the West include not only the Middle East, but also Asian countries, Turkish foreign policy expert Fatih Oztosun told Trend.

He said that presently only own interests are most important for the West, and therefore the Western states aren't interested in the development of Muslim countries, because they were actively developing their national policy in the past years.

The expert noted that the West is gradually implementing plans to weaken the Muslim states, as well as the Asian countries.

The expert believes that the West isn't interested in strengthening of relations between Turkey and Russia, either.

Oztosun noted that aggravation of relations between Ankara and Moscow will be one of the next steps of the West.

"The events in Syria and the Middle East in general are the first stage of weakening of the countries of the region," Oztosun said.

On April 14, Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the US and its allies fired more than 100 missiles at Syria and three main chemical weapons facilities were targeted by missiles from both sea and aircraft, which triggered Syrian air defenses.

Dunford acknowledged the strike was designed to degrade Syria's chemical weapons capability without killing civilians or the many foreign fighters in Syria's multi-sided civil war.

The Pentagon said one of the targets was a scientific research center located in the greater Damascus area, which it described as a Syrian center for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological weaponry.

The second target was a chemical weapons storage facility west of the city of Homs.

The third target, which was also near Homs, contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and a command post.


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