Assad accused Turkey of supplying weapons to terrorists in Syria

Bashar Al-Assad

Damascus a hundred percent sure that the supply of chemical weapons to the rebels, Ankara is. The President of Syria Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“From Turkey. Directly from Turkey, and there is evidence that some of them were presented on the Internet a few years ago,” — said Assad, answering a question of where terrorists could get chemical weapons.

According to him, “the only route for terrorists to get money, weapons, any material support, recruits and similar materials goes through Turkey, not the other way North, they have not.”

On 20 April it was reported that the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) by a majority of votes rejected the proposal of Russia and Iran to investigate the incident in the Syrian town of Khan shaykhun, Idlib province. Earlier in the day Moscow had submitted to the OPCW a range of evidence demonstrating the nature of the staging of the incident with the possible use of chemical warfare agents.

According to Russia’s permanent representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin, Russia and Iran advocated the establishment of an independent Commission to investigate the incident.

April 4, the Syrian opposition said about the alleged use loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of chemical weapons in Idlib province, resulting in 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus denies any involvement in the incident.