US intelligence claims that Assad is not liquidated all stocks of chemical weapons
MOSCOW, 6 APR — RIA Novosti. American intelligence agencies suspect Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has not presented the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) all the chemical weapons stockpiles in the country, reported Reuters with reference to the representative of U.S. intelligence.
“We never believed the Assad regime when he said that he showed all the chemical weapons stockpiles,” — said the Agency representative of intelligence.
“Assad has shown time and again that he is willing to use either preserved his chemical weapons, either to restore this stock to terrorize their own people,” he says.
The national coalition opposition and revolutionary forces of Syria (NKORS) said on Tuesday that about 80 of the victims of the attacks using chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province and 200 wounded. The blame for the attack, the opposition has placed on Syrian government forces. The Syrian army command strongly denied the accusations and blamed on militants and their patrons.
The defense Ministry announced that the Syrian air force struck near the outskirts of the village of Khan shaykhun in Idlib province in the warehouse of ammunition of terrorists, where were the arsenals of chemical weapons, which were delivered to Iraq. The investigation of the incident has already engaged the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, but so far they did not publish any conclusions about the possible culprits.
Earlier, Assad said that the Syrian government used weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, against its own people. Assad recalled that Damascus in 2013 agreed to the destruction of its stocks of chemical weapons and today has no reserves of this type of weapons.
Stocks of chemical weapons were successfully evacuated from Syria, in January 2016, the OPCW declared the complete elimination of chimurenga of the country. For the chemical disarmament of Syria, the organization received in 2013 Nobel peace prize.