On April 11, an unnamed official of the Syria Foreign Ministry said that Syria is not surprised by the “reckless escalation” by the US and warned that the latest US statements on Syria are a threat to international peace.
The Syria official told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the recent actions of the US “shows that it don’t only lack principles and values but also wisdom and rationality, which is in itself is a threat to international peace and security”.
The Syrian official went on and decried US forces as the “ISIS air force” while warning the US, France and UK that their actions will not hinder the Syrian war on terrorism.
“If the American regime and its allies like the French and British regimes believe that their actions and statements will stop the war on terrorism in Syria, they are eluded and the Syrian state will continue to fight terrorism regardless of their reactions,” the Syrian official added.
These statements are a response to the latest remarks by US President Donald Trump, in which he vowed to strike Syria with “smart” missiles and dared Russia to shoot them down.
The Syrian official also stressed that Syria will welcome any impartial investigation committee that’s willing to come and investigate the supposed chemical attack on Duma district on April 7.
Although such a committee of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is already on its way to Syria upon the request from the Damascus government, the US and its allies appear to be more interested in taking military actions rather than supporting the investigation.