On Wednesday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said in a press conference that the Syrian government has conducted its own investigations about Khan Shaykhun chemical attack.
During the press conference Mekdad denied the accusations of the United State and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Mekdad also revealed a series of evidence claiming that the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the White Helmets fabricated the attack.
“The White Helmets acted and fabricated everything that happened in Khan Shaykhun, They are from al-Nusra front –HTS- ,and they are financed by western countries like Britain ,France ,Germany and the United State of America,” Mekdad said.
Mekdad also accused the United State and the UK of breaking the Chemical Weapons Convention by supplying terrorist organization in Syria with toxic materials.
“During the liberation of certain areas Turkish made chemical materials were found, US-made and UK-made ammunition that contains chemical materials were also found,” Mekdad reveled.
The Syrian deputy foreign minister emphasized that “Damascus announced that it has no chemical weapons, and all of its stock was destroyed in western countries”.
Mekdad stressed that the Syrian government has implemented all of its commitments. However western countries are using this case to blackmail it.
On August 15, a report of the Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out at least other 5 chemical attacks on opposition areas after Khan Shaykhun attack. Yet, no real evidence has been provided.