Syria strongly condemned the statement issued by the US, France and UK ‘in form and substance’, stressing that the campaign of threats, hypocrisy and misinformation led by these countries against the Syrian Arab Republic comes within the framework of the continued support for armed terrorist groups.
An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA that the Western countries, especially the US, France and the UK, are once again resorting to a campaign of threats, hypocrisy and misinformation against the Syrian Arab Republic as part of their continued declared support for armed terrorist groups, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra and its affiliated groups.
The source added that this new campaign of aggressive threats, contained in a statement issued by the three countries, comes as a result of the achievements made by the Syrian Arab Army, its allies and the allied forces throughout Syria, which unequivocally showed the defeat of Western allied terrorists, to the will of the Syrian people who have rallied around their leadership and army in a heroic effort to restore the territorial integrity of their country.
“Syria has repeatedly asserted that it considers the use of chemical weapons immoral and condemns their use anywhere, under any circumstance and against anyone. Syria reiterates that it has no chemical weapons as it honors its obligations under the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which informed international bodies that Syria has fulfilled its obligations in this area,” the source said.
The source noted that it has become clear to the world that Syria has not used chemical weapons in its fiercest battles with armed terrorist groups and that those who used these weapons are the armed terrorist groups with direct Western and regional support from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
It added that the continued support of terrorist groups by these countries and the pressure on them to use chemical weapons in Ghouta, Khan al-Asal, and the provinces of Idleb, Aleppo, and other places has been revealed, adding that the global opinion will not be misled by such absurd statements.
“In the last few days, Syria has informed the relevant international bodies about preparations being made by armed terrorist organizations to use poison gas in several areas in Syria. The statement of these countries is nothing but a prior support for any chemical aggression that these terrorist organizations may undertake in the next few days to use this as a pretext for aggression against Syria, as it did in its brutal attack on Apr. 14, 2018,” according to the source.
The source asserted that the Syrian state is keen on saving the lives of the Syrian people and restoring security and territorial integrity through settlements and national reconciliations and to move away from war and destruction.
The source concluded its statement by saying that Syria strongly condemns the statement made by these countries in form and substance, because the main objective is to justify the use of chemical weapons by terrorist organizations, prolong the war against Syria and support the terrorist organizations that have collapsed and fragmented following the overwhelming victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army over the past weeks and months.
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