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07 February, 2018

Syria dismisses US, UK gas attack allegations at UNSC

Syria has dismissed fresh accusations by the US and the UK about Damascus using of chemical weapons against militants and civilians in the country.

During a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Monday, acting chargé d'affaires of the Syrian delegation at the UN, Munzer Munzer, rejected the US claims as “false and cheap.”

The Syrian diplomat said the US resorts to such “fabricated accusations” whenever it realizes that terrorist groups are in trouble in the face of any progress by the Syrian army.

He noted that the US, Britain and France bear full responsibility for obstructing an independent investigation into the use of chemical weapons by covering up crimes committed by terrorists in Syria.

The UNSC meeting was requested by Russia to discuss the use of chemical weapons, following a report on a poisonous gas attack in northwestern Syria.

At the UNSC session, the US and Britain once again accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians.

The two countries also accused Russia of obstructing investigation into chemical incidents in Syria.

The Russian ambassador also accused the US and Britain of using the issue to sabotage Moscow’s efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

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