Bashar Assad Tells AFP That Chemical Attack Was Western ‘Fabrication’

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks in an progressing talk with AFP, in Feb 2016 in Damascus.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks in an progressing talk with AFP, in Feb 2016 in Damascus.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad continues to repudiate shortcoming for a chemical conflict in a city of Khan Shaykhun, claiming a conflict was “100 percent … fabrication” and video justification display choking victims is “fake.”

He told Agence France-Presse this week that he wasn’t even assured a passed children shown on video were “dead during all.”

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The U.S comprehension village says it is assured that Assad’s army used a haughtiness representative sarin opposite civilians, murdering scores of people and countless children. White House officials contend they drew on reports from assist agencies, video evidence, laboratory research of samples from victims and personal comprehension to pull that conclusion.

Other universe powers have also cursed Assad for a Apr 4 conflict — nonetheless Syrian fan Russia continues to contend there is deficient justification Assad carried out a attack.

Syria and Russia have suggested a required airstrike by a Syrian army might have strike a repository storing chemical weapons hexed by extremists.

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Experts tell NPR this reason does not make sense, formed on a inlet of a chemicals used. And U.S. analysts contend a timeline and strike plcae suggested by Russia don’t compare reports from a belligerent or satellite imagery.

But Assad doubled down on his denials in a talk with AFP, conducted on Wednesday and published on Thursday. He didn’t only indicate a finger during rebels — he suggested it was “not clear” if a conflict happened during all or was wholly manufactured.

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“Our sense is that a West, especially a United States, is hand-in-glove with a terrorists,” Assad said, according to a handle service. “They built a whole story in sequence to have a stratagem for a attack.”

“You have a lot of feign videos now,” he said, according to AFP. “We don’t know either those passed children were killed in Khan Sheikhun. Were they passed during all?”

In a interview, Assad insisted his regime gave adult all a chemical weapons in 2013.

You can review a full talk here.