Syria categorically denies using any poisonous gases in Khan Sheikhoun

Damascus, SANA-Syria categorically denies using any poisonous gases in Khan Sheikhoun or in any other city or village, affirming that the Syrian Arab army doesn’t possess any form of the chemical weapons, a source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Tuesday.

The source added in a statement to SANA that the choir of the armed terrorist groups which are active in Khan Sheikhoun, and the western and regional sides which support them and their affiliated media, have circulated news about an attack with poisonous gases on Khan Sheikhoun city in Idleb province.

“As usual and since four years, those sides have fabricated fake accusations against the armed forces in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the statement said.

It added that Syria affirms it has carried out all its obligations towards the Chemical Weapons Convention (OPCW) since it joined the treaty in 2013.

“That new campaign comes after the achievements gained by the Syrian Arab army and the backing forces in the war against terrorism during the last days and weeks, in addition, those fabrications come prior to the convening of an EU meeting tomorrow about Syria in order to launch an attack on the country and justify the hostile resolutions that will be adopted in this meeting,” the Foreign Ministry said.

It added that Syria reiterates its condemnation of the crime perpetrated by the armed terrorist organizations in Khan Sheikhoun which would be included in the framework of the base political profit at the expense of the spirits of the Syrian women and children, affirming that it rejects the use of those poisonous materials by any side or in any place under any condition.

“The Syrian Arab republic stresses that all those fabricated allegations will not prevent it from continuing its war on terrorism, their supporters and sponsors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and some of the EU countries, and from working for a political solution to the crisis in Syria, Foreign Ministry said, calling on the international community to back its efforts in combating terrorism.

Mazen Eyon



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