The Syrian Minister of Information, Omran al-Zohbi, considered the U.S. and British accusations that the Assad régime has recently used chemical weapons in its war against the opposition as “barefaced”. The statement of the minister came during an interview with the Russian television RT.
“I want to confirm that the statements by the U.S. Secretary of State and British government are inconsistent with reality and a barefaced life,” al-Zohbi stated. “I want to stress one more time that the Syrian régime would never use it, not only because of its adherence to the international law and rules of leading war, but also because of humanitarian and moral issues,” he added.
On Friday, after signs of the use of the sarin gas by the Assad régime during an attack against the opposition was cited by the U.S. and Britain, the U.S. President Barak Obama sent a warning message to the Syrian régime saying that using chemical weapons would be deemed a ‘game changer’ for the American administration.
On the other hand, Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations chief, demanded Syria to approve a U.N. inspectors’ mission to investigate the alleged use of the chemical weapons in the conflict.
However, al-Zohbi considered the U.N. inspectors as ‘untrustworthy’, saying that those inspectors are basically from the U.S. and Britain.
“We do not trust the American and British experts from a political point of view, and we also do not trust their qualifications; their aim is to juggle with facts,” al-Zohbi said during the interview, adding that inspectors from Russia can be trusted by the Syrian government. “We won’t mind if Russia would be among the experts, quite the contrary, we only welcome this idea. We are quite sure in their high qualification and ability to clearly see into such matters.”
Source: ARA News
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