UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) -Director of the Institute of Strategic Planning Alexander Gusev, commenting on the report published on the website of the French Ministry of Defense about the allegedly continuing program for the development of chemical weapons in Syria, said that such statements serve as an excuse for the aggressive actions of the US and its allies.
The expert recalled that the SAR became the 190th member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2013, giving its international reserves of chemical weapons.
“This report is not worth anything but an attempt to substantiate the need for a military solution to this conflict. We know that there are no chemical weapons in Syria: it was all taken out. And this involved not only Russia, but also Germany and other countries. Such a decision was made and it was implemented in full, so what can we talk about today? “He said.
According to Gusev, for Washington it does not matter what really happened in the Syrian city of the Duma.
“The US is simply looking for a reason and involving Europeans in this adventure. There was no chemical attack in Syria. This is all fake news … If there are any chemicals in the territory of the UAR, then this is domestic production or illegal, in which the so-called moderate opposition forces participate. I’m not talking about radical elements, “the expert concluded.
Earlier, the French Ministry of Defense published a report in which declassified intelligence data on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of the Duma.