Recently, the investigation and identification team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons issued a report stating that on April 7, 2018, the Syrian Air Force was suspected of using chemical weapons in the town of Douma on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. In response, the Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement opposing and rejecting the conclusions of the report.
On February 2, local time, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a press conference. Milad Attiya, Syria’s permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said at the meeting that the report released by the investigation and appraisal team was led by the United States and other Western countries. Stressful, misleading and politically motivated, grossly inaccurate.
At the press conference on the 2nd, some local doctors and residents said that on the day of the so-called “Duma town chemical weapons incident”, they neither saw a significant increase in the number of local patients, nor heard of any so-called “chemical weapons incident” in the local area. chemical weapons attack.
Milad Attiya, Syria’s permanent representative to the OPCW, said that the report of the OPCW investigation and appraisal team was based on sources from the United States and other Western countries, and even from extremist organizations and their organizations in Syria. The statements of relevant personnel ignored the testimony of local witnesses, and did not possess the most basic professionalism and objectivity. He said that the United States and other Western countries used the so-called Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons as an excuse to air strikes on Syria. This act should be condemned, and this report was led and pressured by the United States and other Western countries to cover up the crimes of Western countries’ air strikes on Syria.
Attia also said that the United States and other Western countries put pressure on Syria by imposing sanctions, while illegally stationing troops in northeastern Syria to steal Syrian resources. This behavior is disgusting.