Iran: World should take serious notice of 'false flag' chemical attack in Syria
Iran's permanent representative at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) urged the world community to take serious notice of 'false flag' chemical attack in Syria.
Iran Press/Middle East: Iran's permanent representative at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ali Reza Jahangiri has stressed that recent remarks by US Senator Richard Black confirm Iran's stance on so-called chemical attacks which have taken place in Syria.
Jahangiri added: "This proves what has been said many times in the OPCW’s meetings. If the world takes such statements seriously, we will not see any disasters like the Iraq war."
US senator: Britain's #MI6 is planning a #fake chemical weapons attack on #Syria. This proves what has been said many times in the #OPCW’s meetings. If the world takes such statements seriously, we will not see any disasters like the Iraq war. https://t.co/4cOcBafjSl
— Dr Alireza Jahangiri (@jahangiri_ir) September 13, 2018
It should be noted that Republican State Senator Richard Black of Virginia met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said to have knowledge of an alleged Western plot to stage a chemical weapons attack there as a pretext for military action.
Senator Black, a US Army veteran, traveled to Syria on Wednesday 5 September 2018 to express his support for the government of president Bashar al-Assad.
"We knew about four weeks ago that British intelligence was planning to work to stage a false flag chemical attack to pretend that it was the fault of Syria and to blame it on Syria and then to come to the rescue of Al-Qaeda," Black told Lebanon's Al Mayadeen channel.
Senator Black said that the policies adopted by successive U.S. administrations in the Middle East have deprived the peoples of the region of confidence in all American policy, stressing that the interests of America require us as people and U.S. officials to work to change that.
For months, Syria has been planning a decisive operation to purge terrorists from Idlib, the last of its provinces that still remain under the control of militants.
The government has been accused of attacking civilians with chemicals in previous operations, including in Douma near Damascus and in Khan Sheikhun, in Idlib.
The United States, France and Britain earlier (April 14, 2018) attacked Syria on the pretext of using chemical weapons by Damascus.
Syrian authorities have denied any involvement in the two cases, saying the attacks had been carried out by militants to slow Syria’s progress in the fight against terror.
Syria and its allies, including Russia, believe a similar scenario could be staged in Idlib.
Deputy prime minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister of Syria Walid al-Moallem said last week that US is using chemical weapons as a pretext to justify aggression against Syria.
Previously he had said British intelligence services had helped terrorists of the al-Nusra Front to transfer gas canisters to areas in Idlib that are currently controlled by the so-called White Helmet troops.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that “foreign specialists” have arrived in Syria and may stage a chemical attack using chlorine in the next few days. This will be filmed for international media to frame the government in Damascus".
The Russian defense ministry also warned that the US, UK, and France are preparing to use the planned fake attack as a pretext for airstrikes against Syria.
In 20. Mar, 2017, Syrian President Bashar Assad hit out at the controversial nonprofit White Helmets, calling it a front for Islamic terrorism, and saying they are an example of Western narratives grotesquely distorting the truth about the conflict in the country.
Again in Jul. 27, Syrian president Bashar Assad said that White Helmets are a mask for terrorists and will be killed if they don’t surrender.