U.S. Chemical Attack Allegation Aims at Justifying New Aggression: Foreign Ministry

Ministry source says White House claims are both an excuse to launch a new attack on Syria and a diversion from the U.S.-led coalition's violations

Syria’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned Washington for alleging that the Syrian government plans to carry out a chemical attack on its own citizens, labeling the claims as unsubstantiated and unsupported by any facts.

In a statement to SANA, an official ministry source said that Syria affirms that the objective of these allegations is “to justify a new act of aggression against Syria under false pretenses, similar to the U.S. aggression on the Shayrat airport.”

These claims, the source added, also aim at covering up the attacks launched by the illegal U.S.-led international coalition, which has caused the death of thousands of innocent Syrian civilians.

According to the source, the American intimidation comes in the wake of great achievements made by the Syrian army and its allies against terrorist groups, which are supported by the U.S. and its tools in the region and beyond.

The Trump administration has failed to prove the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Khan Sheikoun, the source said, noting that despite calls from numerous countries the Americans have refused to conduct an objective, transparent and honest investigation into the events at Khan Sheikoun and the Shayrat air base.

The source concluded its statement by saying that Syria condemns and rejects the U.S. threats and asserts that any American aggression against its army and people would be “in the service of the armed terrorist organizations.”

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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