Al Assad denied again having ordered the chemical attack on Damask
Syria, September 8, 2013
In an interview with U.S. public television , Syrian President Bashar Al Assad again denied again being him the one who gave the order to attack Damascus with chemical weapons , which left 1500 civilians dead.
This week, US Congress will debate if confirms the military intervention in Syria. In this context, President al-Assad denied ordering the chemical attack against civilians perpetrated last week.
The Syrian president chose to speak with PBS, the U.S. public television and, although the interview will air tomorrow, the reporter who made it, Charlie Rose, anticipated some of the central ideas, reported to ANSA news agency.
“Al Assad denied he had anything to do with this attack” he told to the U.S. broadcaster CBS, minutes after dialogue with the Syrian president.
Rose also added that Al Assad “wanted to give a message to the American people, expressing that U.S. did not have good experiences after getting involved in wars and conflicts in the Middle East”.
On 21 August, the Syrian armed opposition denounced that the Assad government had launched a chemical attack against a neighborhood of Damascus, which killed more than 1,500 civilians. Since that report, the United States, France and Britain said they’ll answer that call with a military strike.
However, the Syrian president repeated that “there is no evidence of the use of chemical weapons against my own people” and also challenged Obama to “prove and show evidence to defend his position”.
The tense situation is compounded with a new denounce done by the National Coalition for Syria (CNFROS ) , made yesterday , according to which the Assad government have launched an attack with a ” foreign gas ” into residential areas of Havana neighborhood of Al Qabun.
While UN investigators have not determined who threw the devastating attack , the Syrian government and opposition militias , the White House says it has evidence that was ordered by President al-Assad and , therefore , calls for attack Syrian military against the state.