MOSCOW, September 10. (Itar-Tass). - Convincing evidence that images and footage of chemical attack victims in Syria on August 21 were fabricated in advance have been presented in a briefing in UN Office at Geneva. This was reported today by Russia’s Foreign Ministry after a meeting on the sidelines of the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Among the speakers were international experts, as well as Syrian public and religious figures.
“The audience was shown testimonies of numerous eyewitnesses that unanimously claimed that the chemical weapons were used in Eastern Ghouta definitely by the militants,” the Foreign Ministry stated. “The results of an investigation conducted by volunteers and testimonies of eyewitnesses have been handed to the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria.”
“All speakers confirmed that a coercive scenario against Syria in circumvention of UN Security Council would become a grossest violation of international law,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry noted. “It has been stressed that the world community doesn’t back US idea to deliver strikes on Syria. This is proved, in particular, by the results of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in St. Petersburg.”
“It has been emphasized that outer interference would lead to civilian victims and turn out to become a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria and the whole region, and would play into the hands of the radicals,” the ministry noted. “It has been pointed out that US authorities should be responsible for unlawful threats to use force against Syria. The UN has been urged to prevent the attack.”