Syrian President Claims He Didn’t Use Chemical Weapons Against His Own People. Then Who Did?

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Now, this is getting interesting. Syrian dictator Bashar Assad claims he didn’t use chemical weapon against his own people, and adds that any reports claiming that he did are fake news.

“One hundred percent fabrication,” Assad said in an interview with Agence France-Presse. Assad also claims that his nation “gave up” all of its stored chemical weapons as part of a 2013 agreement between the Russian government and Syrian military, Politico reports.


The chemical attacks in Syria that left more than 80 men, women and children dead have been blamed on Assad. Horrific images showing the effects that sarin gas had on those affected was blasted across the news and social media. Rumor has it that those images are what changed coldhearted American dictator Vladimir TrumPutin’s position on Syria.

According to Politico, “Russia, through its foreign minister and ambassador to the United Nations, has called for an independent and objective investigation into the attack but has been critical of the type of non-governmental organizations that would typically carry out such an inquiry. In his Wednesday interview with AFP, Assad similarly said his nation would allow only an ‘impartial’ investigation.”

The jury is still out, but let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Assad didn’t launch chemical attacks against his own people. Then who did?

Read more at Agence France-Presse and Politico.

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