Newsbrief: President Assad addresses the chemical weapon attacks in Syria

by Aidan Gilbride
edited by Walker John

(Photo: Google)

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has finally broken his silence on the chemical attacks his government are being accused of, according to The New York Times.

He claims that these attacks were complete fabrication by the US government and involved child actors. He also stated that this gave the US an excuse to launch their airstrikes upon Syria.

This isn’t the first time he has claimed false accusations were made against his regime. In a similar incident on April 4th, his government was accused of an attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed over 80 people including children. He also denied this accusation.

Assad and his military have been involved in extreme acts of violence during the Syrian civil war, but he still claims that “definitely, 100 percent for us, it’s fabrication.” He states the video doesn’t prove the children were actually dead.

After President Donald Trump labeled Assad an animal, he ordered the airstrikes on a Syrian air force base.

There have even been reports from American officials that Russia may have known about the Syrian governments chemical attacks or at least should have known about it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has posted an article denying those reports.

 

One Response to Newsbrief: President Assad addresses the chemical weapon attacks in Syria

  1. A well written article.

    Thomas McCreadie April 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply

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