Syria condemns US allegation about use of chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta

Damascus, SANA – The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry condemned the false allegations made by the United States in which it accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

In a statement to SANA, an official source at the Ministry condemned the US allegations, which even those who made them confess are not based on any evidence, and which claim the Syrian government used chlorine gas or sarin gas in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus city, are no more than lies built upon stories by those whom the US administration calls its “partners on the ground.”

The source said that these “partners on the ground” who are loyal to American policies are terrorists and murderers who are responsible for shedding Syrian blood and who committed crimes to justify US and Western interference in Syrian affairs.

The source noted that such US allegations always coincide with efforts to end the crisis in Syria via a peaceful solution, and they also come after the US and its allies failed to pass resolutions against Syria at the Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Syria asserts that the reports in media outlets backed by the West about the use of chemical weapons is a new iteration of the US-Western ill intentions that seek to create false pretexts for targeting Syria, particularly after the achievements realized by the Syrian Arab Army in its war on terrorism across the country, the source added.

The source went on to stress that the Syrian government reiterates that it is against the use of chemical weapons in any place, any time, and under any circumstances, because their use is against its moral principles and contradicts the confirmed fact that it handed over its entire chemical arsenal to the OPCW.

The source concluded by saying that Syria confirms that these recent US-Western allegations seek to protect the terrorist groups they sponsor who are now collapsing in the face of the Syrian Arab Army, asserting that these terrorist groups are the ones who use chemical weapons without any moral compunction or conscience just to make cheap gains at the expense of Syrian lives.

Hazem Sabbagh

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