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US Chemical Weapons Report in Syria ‘Fabricated’ – Russian MP

Posted By admin On June 14, 2013 @ 4:16 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
June 14, 2013

A US government report concluding Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, crossing what US President Barack Obama [2] has previously described as a “red line,” is a fabrication, a senior Russian lawmaker said Friday.

“Information about the usage of chemical weapons by [Syrian President Bashar] Assad is fabricated in the same way as the lie about [Saddam] Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction [in Iraq],” Alexei Pushkov, head of the Russian lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, said on Twitter.

US intelligence reports presented to the UN and the international community prior to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 claimed Saddam Hussein’s regime possessed weapons of mass destruction including nerve agents, ballistic missiles and a nuclear weapons program. The US claimed the threat posed by those weapons justified the invasion of Iraq, but after the country was occupied, the alleged weapons of mass destruction were never found.

President Obama “is going the same way” as former President George W. Bush did then, Pushkov said.

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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130614/181661349/US-Chemical-Weapons-Report-in-Syria-Cooked--Russian-MP.html

[2] US President Barack Obama: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130614/181655631/US-Says-Syria-Used-Chemical-Arms.html

[3] REPORT: Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-russian-forces-take-syrian-chemical-biological-weapons-under-control.html

[4] Syria Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Not Ordered’ by Assad – Report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-chemical-weapons-attack-not-ordered-by-assad-report.html

[5] Syria Accepts Russian Offer to Give Up Chemical Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-accepts-russian-offer-to-give-up-chemical-weapons.html

[6] Syria Hands Russia Proof on Rebels’ Use of Chemical Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-tells-russia-it-has-proof-rebels-used-chemicals.html

[7] US Strike on Syria Will Make Obama ‘War President’ – Russian Lawmaker: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-strike-on-syria-will-make-obama-war-president-russian-lawmaker.html

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