Syrian lawmaker Halid Abud claims that the reported chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib was plotted by foreign governments to turn up political pressure on Damascus.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The reported chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib was plotted by foreign governments to turn up political pressure on Damascus, Syrian lawmaker Halid Abud told Sputnik.
“Yesterday’s chemical attack was carried out to blame it on the Syrian government. It is a way for Western countries to put pressure on Syria,” he said.
The lawmaker suggested Western countries had recently found themselves on the losing side and needed to create leverage against the “steady position of Iran and Russia on Syria.”
Abud argued the Syrian government did not have means to drop chemical weapons far from its seat in Damascus and consequently the attack was caused by people, trying to cast shadow on the Syrian authorities.
“But if the Syrian government organized this attack, then the question raises: why it has not used it near Damascus, if it was convenient to the government and would…
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