Syria Rejects UN Chemical Attack Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Syrian government has rejected a UN report blaming it for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people in an opposition-held town.
The state news agency SANA, citing an official in Syria’s foreign ministry, reported on Friday that the Syrian government has rejected the report sent to the United Nations Security Council that blamed Damascus for a chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in April.
“Syria rejects in form and substance what was included in the report of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) that was announced yesterday,” the report said.
The official said the report had been compiled under instructions from the United States and other Western countries “to place more political pressure” on Syria, SANA reported.
The report found President Bashar al-Assad’s government responsible for the release of sarin at Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, Reuters reported.