UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Western strikes against Syria are aimed at undermining the work of the OPCW mission in the country and putting pressure on experts, said Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bashar Jaafari.
“Attempts by Washington, London and Paris to undermine the work of the OPCW mission are systematic, despite the fact that these three countries claim to work together with this group, at the same time they use pressure behind closed doors of this organization so that these groups and commissions do not could fulfill the tasks for which they were created, “Jaafari said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
The United States, Britain and France hit rocket attacks on Syrian government facilities on Saturday morning, which they believe are used to produce chemical weapons. From 3.42 Moscow time to 5.10 Moscow time they released over 100 missiles in Syria, most of which were shot down by Syrian air defense.
The Russian forces were not involved, but they monitored all the launches. Russian President Vladimir Putin described the attacks as an act of aggression against a sovereign state, despite the fact that neither Russian military experts nor local residents confirmed the fact of the chemical attack, which became the pretext for strikes.