Damascus 100% Certain Terrorists Get Chemical Weapons Directly From Turkey
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Damascus is 100 percent certain that terrorists get chemical weapons and other financial and military support directly from Turkey, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik in an interview.
"Directly from Turkey, and there was evidence regarding this, some of (it has) been shown on the internet a few years ago. You had many parties and parliament members in Turkey who questioned the government regarding those allegations. So, it's not something hidden," Assad said.
He further maintained that financial, armament and logistic support for terrorists in Syria, including recruitment, is provided through Turkey.
"They don't have any other way to come from the north. So, it's a hundred percent Turkey," Assad said.
Earlier, Assad warned that new provocations, similar to the one that took place in the Khan Sheikhoun area of Syria's province of Idlib, could take place in Syria.
On April 7, the Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea at Shayrat airfield in Syria’s central province of Homs.
US officials claimed that the alleged chemical attack in Khan Shaikhun had been launched from the military site. Syria has vehemently dismissed the allegations of being behind the attack.
Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported that at least nine people were killed in the early morning strike on the Syrian airfield.
Assad also said the US will intensify its efforts to overthrow the Syrian government and install a puppet regime in the Arab country.
“Their aim is to destabilize Syria. Their aim is to topple the government and bring their puppets. So, they will do anything possible. For them the end justifies the means. No values, no morals at all. Anything could happen,” he commented.