U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign
Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, in a press conference with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, said that there should be no doubt among 'the international community that Syria has withheld chemical weapons in violation of its agreement' (of 2014) to eliminate all those substances in its possession.
By its part, Lieberman, who as well as the US defense secretary avoided giving details of his claims, said he was '100 percent (sure) that (Bashar Al) Assad regime used chemical weapons against the rebels.'
However, the UN agency responsible for the control of these weapons has reiterated its conclusion that Syria delivered and destroyed all its chemical arsenal.
Between 2013 and 2014, according to regional analysts consulted by Prensa Latina, the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) saw on the ground the total dismantling of Syria's facilities to produce these toxic agents.
It also corroborated the complete safe extraction of these weapons from all Syrian territory.
Earlier this month Washington launched a massive cruise rocket attack on a Syrian military air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Idleb province, of which they accused the government of Damascus without presenting any evidence.
Yesterday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad accused the United States of blocking the investigations requested by Damascus and Moscow over the chemical attack in Idleb province.
In his remarks, Mattis also threatened Iran to destabilize the region, in line with Tel Aviv's traditional stance on the matter.
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