‘Chemical weapons may have come from Turkey’

‘Chemical weapons may have come from Turkey’
Sat Apr 27, 2013 21:13:57

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi says the chemical weapons used by terrorist groups in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo countryside may have been arrived from Turkey, dismissing the Western allegations that the Syrian army used chemical weapons in other areas as not credible.

Al-Zoubi was quoted by the state-run Russia Today TV as saying that the missile which targeted Khan al-Assal area was launched from a place where foreign-backed terrorists are located there, and which is not far from the Turkish lands.

“The anti-Assad lobby in the UN is using the chemical weapons scare as a new way to exert political and economic pressure on the Syrian government,” said the country's information minister.

Omran Ahed al-Zouabi pointed out that the Syrian government took the initiative to make the official request to the UN to investigate the incident, reiterating Syria's demand to include Russian experts in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal.

Answering a question about the Western allegations which claim that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian army in other areas, the Information Minister said "The U.S.-British and Western allegations in general on that issue do not have any credibility."

Zoubi held the Western sides directly responsible for what happened in Khan al-Assal, saying they want now to hide behind this "fabricated and false" talk to justify their silence on failing the investigation mission requested by Syria and to exonerate the terrorists.

The Minister added that the US is already involved in large-scale terrorist operations in the world and is involved in Syria now because of its support for and silence on the terrorism committed by the terrorist groups.