The so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Syria has rejected a proposal by Russia to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control.
FSA military commander General Selim Idriss made the announcement in a video message posted on YouTube on Thursday.
“The Free Syrian Army announces its categorical rejection of the Russian initiative that foresees placing chemical weapons under international control,” Idriss stated.
He called on countries supporting the militancy against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to increase the supply of arms to the militants.
The so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) opposition group also rejected the Russian proposal – which was immediately embraced by many countries – calling it a “political maneuver aimed at buying time.”
The Washington Post recently reported that the United States has begun delivering weapons to foreign-backed militants in Syria.
The report says that the CIA and the US Department of States began shipping weapons through Turkey and Jordan.
On September 9, Idriss called for a US-led strike against Syria during an interview with Qatar’s state-run broadcaster Al Jazeera, accusing Damascus of lying about accepting the Russian proposal.
The Syrian government has welcomed Russia’s initiative.
The rhetoric of war against Syria first gained momentum on August 21, when the militants operating inside the country and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that over a thousand people had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds on the outskirts of Damascus.
Categorically rejecting the accusation, the Syrian government blames the militants and says they had carried out the attack to draw in military intervention.
By Press TV
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