During a Monday UN Security Council meeting over the Syrian conflict, Damascus’s envoy to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari accused French intelligence agencies of committing the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta back in 2013.

He continued by claiming it was committed to divert the attention of UN weapon inspectors from another case of chemical weapons committed by terrorist groups in Aleppo.

“The use of chemical weapons in the Damascus area was meant to prevent Dr. Åke Sellström [the head of the weapons inspectors] from going to Aleppo because [France] knew who had used chemical weapons in Aleppo,” Jaafari claimed.

The August 2023 attack killed hundreds of people. UN inspectors described the attack as “the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them” in Halabja in 1988.

Damascus has consistently denied it committed the attack despite constant allegations from Syrian terrorist groups and their western allies.

“They wanted to prevent Dr. Sellström from reaching Aleppo by any means and therefore they used chemical weapons in Damascus with the involvement of French intelligence,” he added.

French representative to the council, François Delattre, said that allegations were “absurd.”

In an earlier attack similar to the August 2013 attack, UN Weapons Inspector in Syria, Carla Del Ponte, told Swiss TV that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof” that rebels had committed that attack despite terrorists  and their western allies blaming the Syrian government.

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Headline title doesn’t even reflect what is said in the article. It might be rebels who committed chemical attacks, but any member of the coalition would have been involved into such stuff at this time…And it doesn’t mean that if they did coalition members and moreover France agreed or knew about it: what a bullshit move from Assad, just while he was rising up again on the international stage.

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Would it be possible to provide the source of your interesting thesis ?

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http://www.knowledge.info/sites/default/files/rofl-small.jpg Seems someone doesn’t liked the fact that french prez vowed we’ll be the first to recognize Kurdistan as a country. Let’s be clear : It’s not France who left a team of operatives in Libya to secure Gaddafi’s Sarin and ManPADS, cf. the Movie “Thirteen Hours”… “I strongly condemn all attacks on the civilian population, particularly those in which chemical weapons are used” France Foreign Minister J.M.Ayrault Instead of palavering and blustering at the UN security council, why not complaining at the ICC and showing proofs, clues, circumstantial evidences, etc etc? If ever it’s real, thing I’m more than… Read more »