Syria – Russia reject statement of Western countries about alleged Douma incident

Damascus, SANA- Syria and Russia affirmed their rejection of the false and misleading statement which is full of distortion of facts by US, Britain France and Germany about the alleged incident of using chemical weapons in Douma, Damascus countryside in April 2018, stressing the hostile purposes for those countries and their destructive policies to aggravate the situation in the Middle East and the world as a whole.

“The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and Germany issued a statement full of misleading and distortion of the facts of provocation by using chlorine in the city of Douma on April 7, 2018, which was fabricated by the White Helmets organization that claims relief work and affiliated with terrorist organizations, noting that the aforementioned countries have thus shown their support for the report of the so-called investigation and identification team, which is a mechanism imposed by the collective West on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons about the alleged chemical attack of the Syrian Air Force on civilians in light of a cover-up by Russia,”Syrian –Russian   foreign ministers, Dr. Faisal Al-Miqdad and Sergey Lavrov, said in a joint statement  to SANA on Monday .

Both ministers added that The statement, in which false accusations are repeated against Syria about the use of chemical weapons, is another step in escalating the overall pressure on our two countries. We believe that the release of a new fake report on provocation using chemical weapons in Douma is nothing but a new attempt to justify the tripartite aggression against sovereign Syria, which was launched by the United States, Britain and France on April 14, 2018 by launching a missile strike on Syrian civilian and military facilities, in violation of the United Nations Charte and provisions of international law.

Mikdad and Lavrov recalled that the (Investigation and Identification Team) was established in  contrary to the Chemical Weapons Convention, and despite big pressure by Western countries on the OPCW member states, less than half of the organization’s members voted in favor of establishing this team, stressing that the quartet’s statement is stripping again the aggressive goals of these countries towards Syria and Russia and their destructive policies to aggravate the situation in the Middle East and the world at large.

They reiterated Syria and Russia’s refusal to use chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by whomever, and under any circumstances, expressing the two countries’ condemnation of the new false statement of the United States, Britain, France, and Germany, and their rejection categorically of the accusations that lack credibility, as well as their rejection of the policies of these countries. Aiming to replace the Charter of the United Nations and international law with what it calls (a system based on rules) that proves a leading role for the countries of NATO and the European Union in defining the main criteria for the political, economic, scientific, technical, human and moral development of global civilization.

Mikdad and Lavrov pointed out that the United States is the only country that has so far retained chemical weapons, and is doing everything in its power to prolong the process of its chemical disarmament, despite its financial and technical capabilities.

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