US Fabrications, Lies and Inventions

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry refuted Friday evening the claims made by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, about what the US Administration labeled as conclusive proof regarding the use of chemical weapons.

An official source of the Ministry stated in a communiqué broadcast by Syrian Satellite TV, that ''Mr. Kerry depended on old stories published by the terrorists more than a week ago, with all what they include of fabrications, lies and inventions''.

While the Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry does express astonishment that a great State would deceive its public opinion in such a silly manner through basing its claims on ''no-proof'', the Ministry, added the source, does express astonishment at the same time that the US would base its stances in war and peace on what was published through social interaction media means or on what was published on internet websites.

The Ministry considers this as ''underestimation for minds'' and as ''desperate bids to convince the world public opinion of a US coming aggression'', especially that the numbers cited by Mr. Kerry are utterly fallacious, and based on foreign opposition and the armed in Syria, who are keen on a US aggression, in reminiscent of the fabricated lies of Collin Powell before the invasion of Iraq.

The Ministry official source added that all what Kerry mentioned of accusations against the Syrian Government is but mere lies and fabrications for the following reasons:

1-    Syria has challenged the US to show but a single real and logical proof about the alleged use of chemical weapons before Kerry appears with fabricated internet footages, asserting that the issue about a phone call by a Syrian officer following the alleged attack is worthless as to be discussed.

2-  Syria has never obstructed nor restricted the work of the UN Investigation Commission, on the contrary the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, lauded during a phone conversation with Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, on Friday August 30th, 2013, the Syrian cooperation with the Commission, given the fact that Syria has allowed the Commission movement exactly as the signed agreement between the two sides stipulates.

3- The United Nations  has repeatedly said that the effects of any poisonous gas use never disappear with the passing of time, and the proof is when the UN dispatched an investigation commission after 5 months from the Syrian Government demand for an investigation into Khan al-Assal chemical attack by the terrorists. Thus, the Syrian Government has never been late in allowing access to the investigation commission to enter the alleged place of an attack and within 48 hours from the date of the arrival of the UN envoy Angela Kane to Damascus.

4-  The Syrian Government asserts that the claims by Kerry that the Syrian Arab Army knew three days before chemical use are lies, and the proof is when the Syrian Government asked the investigation commission to go to Al-Baharia region, where the Syrian Arab Army soldiers were hit by poisonous gases and where the commission met the poisoned soldiers in the hospital.

5-    If aggression against Syria were to be, as Kerry says, to stop the use of chemical weapons, we remind Kerry and the US that Syria was the first to present to the UN Security Council a draft resolution as to rid the Middle East from all kinds of mass destruction weapons and that the US foiled its issuance.

6-         The illusion by Kerry as to justify surpassing the Security Council under the pretext that the investigation commission has no responsibility to define the side that used chemical weapons and that its mission is to assert its use or non-use, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates asserts that the mission of the commission was defined by the Security Council and its resolution and that the US was a pressing side on the commission as to make its responsibility so limited.

The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry asserts that the US pretext of defending the people is exposed for all, asserting that the US and all who would take part in any aggression, which would result in the killing of hundreds of innocent victims, are to be held accountable, and that such a unilateral US act would be but in the political US interest, but not in the interest of its people.

The Ministry underscored that any US aggression is but a flagrant violation of international legitimacy, UN Charter, and flagrant disrespect for all international laws and conventions. 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim