President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa said that the Assad regime’s blocking of the entry of a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the town of Douma is further proof its responsibility for the latest chemical attack against innocent civilians.
“The Assad regime has committed the crime of using chemical weapons dozens of times since the start of the revolution. These attacks no longer need to be proved,” Mustafa said in comments he posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “Russia and the Assad regime’s prevention of OPCW experts from entering Douma was further proof of Assad’s responsibility for the crime.”
Mustafa also said that Russia is shielding the Assad regime and Iranian militias against punishment for their crimes. “Russia has chosen to support the Assad regime and the Iranian militias, thus causing more killings of civilians and various war crimes. Russia also shielded Assad against the consequences of the repeated use of chemical weapons.”
Mustafa urged the United States, Great Britain, and France to punish the Assad regime for all the crimes he is committing, including the use of conventional weapons. He stressed that such measures would force the Assad regime to engage in the political process and to abide by international resolutions. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)