Syria thwarted US regime change policy: Analyst
Syria’s move to hand over the last stockpile of its chemical weapons proves that Damascus has succeeded in defusing the regime change policy pursued by the US, a political analyst tells Press TV.
“I think what this has proved is that the Syrian government kept its word and has done what it can to try to defuse the regime change policy that has come from the United States and other countries in the West,” Lawrence Freeman, with Executive Intelligence Review magazine, said in an interview with Press TV.
He added that the world is faced with bigger problems than chemical arms as the United States possesses an arsenal of thermonuclear weapons which can be used by the administration of US President Barack Obama under the pretext of Ukraine and in other points around the world.
The analyst argued that the US would not change its policy towards Syria and described the complete destruction of chemical weapons in the Arab country as “a good development for Syria.”
“So, until we get a change in policy from the West, from the Obama administration, away from regime change, away from chaos, away from destruction of nations, we are not going to see much of a change in policy towards Syria,” Freeman pointed out.
The commentator’s remarks came after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Monday confirmed that the final stockpile of Syria’s chemical weapons has been shipped out of the country.
OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said the weapons were loaded aboard the Danish ship, Ark Futura, and departed the Syrian port of Latakia.
Syria has pledged to have its entire stockpile removed by the end of June.