Syria responds to Trump's 'animal' remark for Assad

Kristopher Drake
April 17, 2017

The US wanted "a pretext" for its airstrike on Syrian forces, Assad says.

She said a team of British scientists had examined material from the Khan Sheikhoun area and concluded it was "very clear" that sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.

The Syrian strongman said he couldn't have unleashed a poison gas strike on innocent civilians because the country has gotten rid of its chemical weapons arsenal.

He expressed strong skepticism about a preliminary investigation conducted by the United Nations chemical weapons watchdog, saying that its experts have failed to visit the site and it has remained unclear to Russian Federation where the samples have been taken and how they have been analyzed. Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal and warned against putting the blame on Damascus until an independent inquiry has been conducted.

The agency said Thursday that Jalal Mansour was detained in northern Lebanon after changing his looks and using a fake identity card for months.

TRUNEWS host Rick Wiles has previously discussed the existence of a "Deep State" group embedded within the U.S. Government which controls the country through its leverage in the banking sector, the military industrial complex, and Fortune 500 companies. We don't know whether those dead children were killed in Khan Sheikhun.

"Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists", Assad said, according to the wire service.

Russian Federation on Friday criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, backing up President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"There was no order to make any attack, we don't have any chemical weapons, we gave up our arsenal a few years ago", Assad said, adding: "Even if we have them, we wouldn't use them, and we have never used our chemical arsenal in our history".

In a strongly-worded editorial for the Guardian, the United Kingdom and French foreign ministers make clear they would like to see action against the perpetrators of the attacks, once evidence is gathered.

"Our firepower, our ability to attack the terrorists hasn't been affected by this strike".

The statement says "the two leaders agreed that the attack in question be investigated by the OPCW, which is an independent organization whose legitimacy is recognized". "No-one has any other information".

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has said it is gathering evidence about the attack but can not comment on an ongoing investigation.

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