22:56 - 22/08/2017
Russia expressed deep dissatisfaction with the hypocrisy of Washington , which has charged the Syrian government using sarin gas in a suburb of Damascus , four years after the passage of its use.
In a commentary on US statements on the use of chemical weapons in Syria on August 21, 2013, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that "it is also a matter of concern that the United States, on behalf of the international community, has unequivocally accused official Damascus of using weapons Chemical weapons on April 4 of this year in Khan Sheikhun. The Syrian government is thus guilty of concealing part of its military and chemical potential, which is tantamount to a direct violation of the CWC. Moreover, they are responsible for (official Damascus) elmo D poison against Syrian civilians. "
The ministry said in its statement that "the use of poisonous sarin, was on August 21, 2013, in the suburb of Damascus, east of Ghouta, .. The result of this inhumane work, according to various estimates, affected about 1400 people .. The United Nations Mission The private establishment .. on the perpetrators of this crime .. At the same time, mainly confirmed the conclusions of Russian experts on the provocative nature of the use of sarin produced locally by extremist groups.
"In this regard, the hypocrisy of the White House, the US State Department and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations is displeasing, which after four years accuses the" unified voice "of Bashar al-Assad's government of the terrorist attack in eastern Ghouta.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said: "This is also a clear rejection of Moscow, because the competent international authority - the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - confirmed that the Syrian chemical arsenal completely destroyed under international control .. In addition, the joint mechanism between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate , Has not yet issued its judgment against users of these chemicals.
"Washington is again trying to use this event in Khan Sheikhan to justify its air strike on the night of 7 April this year on Syrian territory, the sovereign state, by circumventing the UN Security Council and in violation of international and humanitarian law."