Syr­ian Régime Responds to Chem­i­cal Weapons Accu­sa­tions: “Barefaced Lie”

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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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