09-12-2022 05:21 AM Jerusalem Timing

Syria Warns Insurgents May Use Chemical Weapons

Syria Warns Insurgents May Use Chemical Weapons

Syrian foreign ministry expressed its concern that the armed insurgents might use chemical weapons against the Syrian people, and vowed it will not use chemical weapons, if it possesses any, whatever the circumstances were

Syrian foreign ministry expressed its concern that the armed insurgents might use chemical weapons against the Syrian people, and vowed it will not use chemical weapons, if it possesses any, whatever the circumstances were.Insurgents testing chemical gas on rabbits

In two identical letters addressed to the Chairman of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General, the foreign ministry denounced the international community's inaction to deal with the developments after the terrorist groups recently took hold of a Chlorine processing plant to the east of Aleppo city.


"What raises concerns regarding this news circulated by the media is our serious fear that some of countries backing terrorism and terrorists might provide the armed terrorist groups with chemical weapons and claim that it was the Syrian government which did use the weapons," said the Ministry in its letters.

It referred in this context to information revealed by the Turkish Yurt newspaper which said that members from al-Qaeda are manufacturing chemical weapons at a laboratory near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, and that they have threatened to use them against the Syrian civilians.

The letters also made reference to the Turkish newspaper indicating footages posted on the internet in which terrorists appear making poisonous gas from chemical materials which al-Qaeda got from a Turkish company and which were tested on rabbits.Chemical weapons

 The ministry reiterated Syria's openly repeated stress through the diplomatic frameworks that it "will not use chemical weapons, if it possesses any, whatever the circumstances because it is defending its people against terrorism supported by known countries, above all is the USA."

It pointed out that the Syrian government, out of its care for its people's lives, had asked the UN Supervision Mission to visit, inspect and calculate the stocks of a private sector chlorine processing plant, located to the east of Aleppo city, after information that the terrorist groups were then planning to take hold of it.

"The terrorist groups recently took hold of the plant which includes tons of the poisonous chlorine following the latest U.S.-Western campaign, with all the risks this issue implies," it said.

The letters also slammed the hostile campaign against Syria as being characterized by the absence of the moral dimension, saying that “countries which used these or other similar weapons like the US, are not worthy to launch such a campaign, especially that [the US] used the pretext of Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to justify its invasion and occupation of this Arab country in 2003.”