Syria warns against UN report misinterpretation

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari

Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari has warned against prejudgments on a UN report about the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria.

“The irony is that we now face false accusations … based on interpretations and explanations which were not included in the report’s text in the first place,” said al-Jaafari on Wednesday.

The Syrian envoy made the remarks after the United States, France, Britain and foreign-sponsored militants blamed the Syrian government for the attack near Damascus.

The United Nations has released a report stating that sarin nerve agent was used in the Damascus suburbs attack. The report stopped short of indicating who launched the attack.

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vehemently denied the accusations, saying the attack has been carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation.

On September 10, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Damascus is ready to implement a Russian proposal to place its chemical weapons arsenal under international control.

The Russian government proposed the initiative during a meeting between Lavrov and Muallem in Moscow on September 9.

In response, US President Barack Obama asked Congress to delay a vote on authorizing military action against Syria in order to give the Russian proposal a chance to play out.

By Press TV


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