Syria FM confirms airstrike on rebel depot containing chemical weapons
Editor: Zhang Jianfeng | Xinhua
04-06-2017 19:27 BJT
DAMASCUS, April 6 (Xinhua) — Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Thursday that the Syrian airstrike on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun struck a rebel depot containing chemical materials, denying that the air force fired toxic gas during the attack.
In a press conference held to comment on the International accusation to Syria of allegedly firing toxic gas on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province and killing 70 people on Tuesday, al-Moallem said the news reports are “lies.”
He said it’s not logical to use chemical weapons at a time when the Syrian government was optimistic that the International community was becoming more close to realizing the size of conspiracy on Syria.
He questioned how come world powers were so quick to point the accusation at the government, just an hour after the attack.
The minister repeated his government denying line that “the Syrian army forces haven’t, and will not use chemical weapons,” and the forces are no longer in possession of such weapons.