U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited Saudi Arabia last week. The U.S. discourse during the trip was changed to the worst so far.
There is no secret now about Saudi Arabia's insane anti-Syria stance, as well as the U.S.' reckless and paid stance!
Suddenly, the U.S. welcomes Syria's accession to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and appreciates the Syrian government's cooperation regarding chemical weapons. But their stated position was marred by suspicious and skeptical U.S. statements.
The pillar of today's uni-poled world, Russia, the strong advocate of people's independence and free choice, answered the U.S.'s false accusations.
Russia declared that the skeptical statements from the U.S. envoy to the U.N.'s Samantha Power regarding chemicals in Syria were unfounded.
Alexander Lukashevich, Russia's veteran U.N. envoy, stated that the U.S. comments reflected disrespect for both the U.N. the whole OPCW team responsible for implementing the Syrian disarmament plan.
"These unfounded statements about Damascus hiding information are nothing but a show of disrespect for the work being done in Syria by two esteemed and authoritative organizations, the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons," Lukashevich said.
Weapons experts from the OPCW have said that they have already verified the destruction of chemical production and mixing equipment at 22 of the 23 sites declared by Syrian authorities in October.
It is well known that Syria, in 2003, issued a proposal to the U.N. Security Council to get rid of chemical weapons in the Middle East, to have a chemical weapons free zone in the region.
Accordingly, Syria's commitment to what it pledges, praised and given credit to even by the U.S. Secretary of State himself, is indeed remarkable.
No less remarkable is the Syrian continued commitment to fighting Al-Qaeda affiliates as well as to dialogue among the Syrians as a way out from the ongoing crisis.
Syria, which since 1997 stopped the production of chemical weapons, had indeed taken its decision regarding chemical weapons and even prior to its announcement.
Translated and edited by the Syrian Observer