Assad calls chemical attack '100 percent' fabrication

United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley address the Security Council after a vote on a resolution condemning Syria's use of chemical weapons failed Wednesday

Assad calls chemical attack '100 percent' fabrication

Amid a fierce dispute ov. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has said it is gathering evidence about the attack but can not comment on an ongoing investigation.

Ward used a hastily convened meeting of the organization's executive council to launch a withering verbal attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies in Moscow.

The strikes came after Syrian leader Bashar Assad, an ally of Russian Federation, had gassed his own people, many of them women and children. The Assad regime offered another alternative, stating the chemical assault was the work of terrorist groups.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad believes the USA fabricated a chemical weapons attack in order to justify a cruise missile strike, he told AFP in a Thursday interview.

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Lavrov repeated the Kremlin's condemnation of the U.S. missile strike in Syria and said Washington was seeking "excuses for regime change".

In his AFP interview, Assad accused the West, particularly the United States, of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. The nation's leader, however, is insisting that the whole event was fabricated in order to "justify" the following airstrike on his country at the hands of Donald Trump's government.


And Assad said he could "only allow any investigation when it's impartial, when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicised purposes".

But OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu told the meeting at the group's headquarters in The Hague that the preliminary assessment of OPCW experts investigating the alleged chemical attack was "that this was a credible allegation".

Kenneth Ward, the US ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, used a hastily convened meeting of the organization's executive council to launch a withering verbal attack on Assad and his allies in Moscow. In the first direct United States military action against Syria's government, at least six people are reported to have been killed.

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The Kremlin in a statement confirmed that Putin and Erdogan had spoken "in favor of conducting an objective and full worldwide investigation as soon as possible". The World Health Organization soon after the attack said that the victims' symptoms strongly suggested the use of Sarin or a similiar substance.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at a trilateral meeting in Moscow, denounced last week's USA attack on Syria as a "flagrant violation" of worldwide law and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security".

The interview on Wednesday was his first since a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun.

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