Foreign Ministry: Syria never used chemical weapons as it does it possess any such weapons

Damascus, SANA – An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Sunday that terrorist groups and some media outlets affiliated to them, upon the request of their masters, issued fabricated false news about the Syrian Arab Army using chemical weapons in Kabani town in Lattakia countryside.

The source said in a statement to SANA that the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry reaffirms the statement of the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces which denied these claims and affirmed that they are completely baseless, noting that Syria had cooperated fully with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which declared Syria free of chemical weapons.

The source said that Syria has never used such weapons before and would not use them now, as it does not possess such weapons in the first place, and it considers the use of toxic weapons contradictory to its moral and international obligations.

The source added that such recurring, hollow, barefaced media fabrications will not dissuade Syria from fighting terrorism until security and safety are restored across the country.

Hazem Sabbagh

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