Syria Condemns U.S., French ‘Lies and Allegations’ About Chemical Weapons Use

U.S. State Department and French Foreign Ministry directed blame at Syria for the use of chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta

Damascus condemned the lies and allegations made by American and French officials this week about the use of chemical weapons as part of a methodical policy against Syria, a Foreign Ministry source said on Wednesday.

The source said that Syria has always cooperated with the investigation into the use of chemical weapons, adding that the West has obstructed the inquiry and exercised various types of pressure on investigation teams in order to politicize the issue.

It added that a transparent and objective investigation would not serve the West’s agenda in Syria, but would rather reveal its confirmed collusion with terrorist groups by covering up their use of chemical weapons in order to accuse the Syrian government.

The source said that the history of the U.S. and its Western cohorts is rife with such lies and fabrications, adding that events in Iraq have not been forgotten.

Those who promote and fabricate such lies and overstep the jurisdiction of the relevant international organizations to serve their own agenda have no moral or legal criteria to appoint themselves judges, the source said.

The source added that the city of Raqqa is a living testimony to the barbaric crimes of the West which is intent on destroying Syria and shedding Syrian blood.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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