Syria Cannot Use Chemical Weapons Because It Has None – Syrian Envoy to UN

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The Syrian Envoy to the United Nations addressed the participants of the conference on disarmament, commenting on the accusations against Damascus on chemical weapons use.

The envoy’s speech follows the accusations of US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert’s against Damascus, claiming that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons near Idlib’s city of Saraqib. Accoding to Nauert, Washington believes that Russia was shielding the Syrian government from accountability for its alleged continued use of chemical weapons.

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Earlier this month, the UN-mandated Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic launched an investigation of reports of the alleged use of chlorine in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and eastern Ghouta.

Reacting to the investigation, the Russian Defense Ministry has refuted all the allegations, saying that the US claims were based on rumors and information from militants and that the accusations have never been proven with facts.