Member of the Syrian National Coalition’s political committee, Abdel Majeed Barakat, said that Russia is trying to obfuscate the facts by denying the Assad regime’s responsibility for the chemical attack on the town of Douma in April 2018.
Barakat pointed out that the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria has proven the involvement of the Assad regime in dozens of chemical attacks on civilians. He stressed that Russia cannot obfuscate these facts, nor can it impose alternative facts on the international community with the aim of shielding the Assad and those whose hands are stained with the blood of the Syrian people.
Moreover, Barakat said that Russia is writing a black chapter in its history by aligning itself with criminals and defending them on the UN Security Council. He indicated that this makes Russia a party and partner in the use of this type of internationally prohibited weapon.
Barakat called on the international community to take strict measures to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court in order to hold accountable Bashar Al-Assad and all those involved in chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)