Syria Holds US Administration, Turkish Government, Israel, Saudi Arabia Responsible for Previous and Potential Massacres Involving Use of Chemical Weapons
Damascus, (SANA) The countries involved in the conspiracy against Syria, particularly the US, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have sought since day one to create excuses for justifying a continuation of the aggression against it, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said.
The ministry cited, in two identical letters addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the UN Security Council, the accusations against the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its own citizens in the Eastern Ghouta massacre on August 21, 2013, which killed scores of Syrian citizens.
“Less than a year after the crisis, facts are starting to surface day after day,” the ministry said. “Reports, studies and documented researches abound as to the involvement of the US, Turkey and several other countries, whether directly or indirectly, in this appalling carnages in Syria, including Khan al-Assal on March 15, 2013.”
A case in point was the lengthy report of the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published the other day in London Review of Books magazine, which implicated the Turkish government in the Eastern Ghouta massacre and several other massacres in Syria, added the letters.
Hersh also revealed in the report that the US administration was privy to the crime and its perpetrators and had manipulated evidence proving that it was Jabhat al-Nusra who committed it to justify a US aggression against Syria, the ministry said.
Few days later, the renowned British author Robert Fisk came to endorse Hersh’s findings in an article published Friday by The Independent newspaper, confirming the Turkish involvement in Jabhat al-Nusra use of toxic agents in Eastern Ghouta with the US full knowledge, added the ministry.
The letters also cited a horde of similar articles and researches that established the veracity of the findings reached by Hersh about a US and Turkish involvement in backing and providing a cover-up to Jabhat al-Nusra crimes in Syria.
The ministry indicated that attempts to cover up such atrocities, leveling unfair accusations against the Syrian government and fabricating excuses will only serve to encourage armed terrorist groups to use these internationally-prohibited weapons time and again and commit more crimes against the Syrian people.
The ministry added that it supplied the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General with important information that divulge intentions of terrorist groups to use chemical weapons in Damascus countryside, Hama countryside and several other areas across Syria to frame the Syrian government for the attack.
Syria also sent a new document containing incontestable proof that armed terrorist groups are in possession of the toxic chlorine which they intend to use in Aleppo governorate and other areas in Syria, the letters said.
The Syrian government holds the US administration, the Turkish government, Israel and Saudi Arabia and terrorist groups fully responsible for the previous crimes involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria or the ones that might be committed against the Syrian people in the future, added the letters.
The letters said Syria calls on the UN Security Council to shoulder responsibilities according to its counterterrorism resolutions and demand that countries supporting terrorists with weapons and funds refrain from it.
Syria reaffirms the importance of emptying the Middle East of chemical weapons, the letter concluded.