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Assad says allegations against Syrian government of carrying out chemical attacks part of Western 'dictionary of lies'

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said, on Sunday, that allegations against the Syrian government of carrying out chemical attacks are part of the Western "dictionary of lies", state news agency SANA reported.

Assad made the remarks after his meeting with Hussein Jabri Ansari, Iran's Foreign Minister's Special Assistant for Political Affairs, in the capital Damascus. The allegations of use of chemical weapons are "mere blackmail" that the West has resorted to in order to strike the Syrian Army, he noted.

File image of Bashar al-Assad. Reuters

File image of Bashar al-Assad. Reuters

The western countries recently accused the Syrian Army, again, of using chemical weapons in attacks against rebels, most recently in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus.

Assad also said the Western media and political campaign against Syria under humanitarian titles primarily aims to "revive terrorism and terrorists after the heavy blows they suffered."

"The talk about humanity according to the Western logic means one thing, that is the Syrian Army is advancing," Assad said, referring to the recent crescendo of international condemnation of the Syrian government over the worsening humanitarian situation in the country.

In fact, the US-led anti-terror coalition is supporting the Islamic State (IS) and the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front "with no shame," the Syrian president noted.

Updated Date: Mar 05, 2018 09:18 AM

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