Syrian army did not and will not use chemical weapons even against terrorists who target our people

SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem  said the question which suggests itself is the timing of the unfair campaign launched against Syria as over the past few weeks, terrorists carried out a number of attacks in Jobar and the northern countryside of Hama.

Addressing journalists in a press conference Thursday, al-Moallem said: ” You were briefed on the statement of the Army and Armed Forces General Command and the statement made by the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry which was sent to the UN Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and all of these statements included the absolute rejection of that the army used in the past or uses now or will use in the future any chemical weapons and we condemn using such weapons.

Al-Moallem added: Terrorists launched attacks in Jobar and Hama countryside before the fifth round of Geneva, and the Riyadh delegation had only one demand in Geneva which is to come into power and when they failed in these attempts they came up with the lie of using chemical weapon by the army in Khan Sheikhoun.

He said that declaring this campaign was at 06:00 am in a time when the first airstrike carried out by the Syrian army was at 11:00 am on an ammunition store of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists which included chemical weapons inside it.

Al-Moallem added: If there were an airstrike that used chemical weapons, it would have dug a whole with a diameter of 1 km.

He stressed that the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations have continued to store chemical weapons in the cities and in the inhabited areas.

Al-Moallem said: This choir which started in the international arena consisted of the states which are well-known for conspiring against Syria.

He affirmed again that the Syrian Arab Army has never and will not use such type of weapons even against the terrorists who target our people.