BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The head of the High Negotiations Committee for the Syrian opposition, Naser Al-Hariri, told Al-Hadath news on Sunday that Iranian militias were behind the chemical weapons attack that targeted the city of Aleppo over the weekend.
Hariri said that these Iranian militias targeted Aleppo city under the direction of the government.
He claimed that the Iranian presence in Syria has been growing exponentially, which is allegedly causing a problem.
“The Iranian presence in Syria and in the south in particular is unprecedented. Iran has recently established many military sites, headquarters, training centers and others,” he said.
Hariri said that the Syrian government is using chlorine shells on the Al-Khalidiyeh District in order to purposely abort the demilitarized zone agreement that was established in Sochi on September 17th.
The Syrian opposition leader added that the Syrian government is currently looking for a way out of the Sochi agreement, so they are blaming the rebels for attacks like this in order to cancel the deal.
Meanwhile, other rebel commanders have taken to social media to also slam the government’s claims on the chemical weapons attack.
Chief among the rebel commanders denying the government’s accusations was Abdul-Salam Abdul-Razzaq, who said that the opposition does not have chemical weapons.
“This is a lie, the revolutionaries do not have a chemical weapon or laboratories to equip it, and they do not have most of the means of use,” he tweeted.