TEHRAN(BASIRAT): Russia says it has “irrefutable” evidence that a recent suspected chemical attack in the Damascus suburb town of Douma, which was used as a pretext for missile strikes against Syria, was a “false flag” operation orchestrated by British spy services.
Russia’s Representative at the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin made the remarks during a meeting of the
organization’s executive council in The Hague on Monday.
"We have not just a ‘high level of confidence,’ as our Western partners
uniformly put it; we have irrefutable proof that there was no chemical attack in
Douma on April 7,” Shulgin said, describing the incident as a "pre-planned false
flag attack by the British security services, which could have also been aided
by their allies in Washington.”
The Western countries rushed to blame the Douma incident on the Syrian
government, but Damascus strongly rejected the accusation as fabrications meant
to halt the advanced made by pro-government forces against terrorists.
Syria has rejected any involvement in the suspected attack. It surrendered
its chemical stockpile in 2013 to a mission led by the OPCW and the UN.