UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – NATO strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria and calls on Damascus to ensure, in connection with the incident, unimpeded access to international medical assistance and observers, the secretary general of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, said on Thursday.
“We strongly condemn the use of chemical weapons, the recent attack was horrible, many people, including children, were killed, and we call on the regime in Syria to provide unhindered access for international medical aid and observers.Nato considers the use of chemical weapons a threat to international security and those involved must be held accountable” , – he said at a press conference with the Slovak Prime Minister.
According to Stoltenberg, NATO allies are currently “consulting” to discuss how the response to events in Syria can be.
Earlier, the West accused Damascus of being a chimatak in the Syrian city of the Duma in East Ghouta.Moscow refuted information about the chlorine bomb allegedly dropped by the Syrian military.The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the goal of the throw-in on the use of poisonous substances by the troops of Syria is to shield the terrorists and justify possible power strikes from outside. At the same time, on March 13, the RF Armed Forces General Staff reported about the provocation with the imposition of the use of chemical weapons by the upcoming fighters in East Ghouta.
According to the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria on April 9, doctors from the city of Dumas, where the chemotherapy allegedly occurred, stated that they did not receive patients with signs of chemical poisoning. According to the doctors of the city hospital, all the people they provided medical assistance were with normal injuries, fractures, fragmentation and bullet wounds.
Previously, the doctors of the Syrian Red Cross and Crescent also did not confirm reports of patients with signs of chemical poisoning. The Russian military also questioned the militants leaving East Ghouta in agreement with the authorities – and they also knew nothing about the use of chemical weapons against them.