The difficult path of the Syrian chemical weapons
Then, according to him, these substances will be transferred to the American vessel Cape Ray and destroyed within 60 days. Earlier shipments of chemicals will be disposed of at special facilities in Britain, Germany, USA and Finland. This process will take about four months.
As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on this point, the work on the export of chemical weapons is going well. However, he noted that false accusations regarding the use of chemical weapons are continuing against the Syrian leadership.
It should be recalled that in the twenties of August 2013, Western, Turkish and Saudi special services organized a joint large-scale provocation, accusing the Syrian authorities of allegedly using chemical weapons in the Eastern Guta area near Damascus.
In addition, the substances themselves were delivered from Saudi Arabia. The SAR Army discovered a storehouse of these poisonous substances in one of the tunnels dug by terrorists in Jobar. In addition, the report of the UN mission investigating the incident said that it used hand-made ammunition. This clearly indicates that chemical weapons were used precisely by the militants of the so-called "opposition."
Earlier, Syria insisted on investigating the incident in the village of Khan Al-Asal of Aleppo Province, where 19 March 2013, the terrorists used missiles filled with chlorine-containing toxic substances. At least 26 people became victims of the attack. Hundreds of victims were hospitalized.
Then for several months there was a diplomatic struggle for the opportunity to send international experts to Khan Al-Asal. The United States and its allies did their best to cover up the terrorists, save them from being exposed. Therefore, they built all sorts of obstacles to the investigation.
Finally, in July 2013, the decision to send a special UN commission was made. However, the “opposition” and the forces supporting it did not like this very much. Therefore, on July 22, Khan Al-Asal was attacked by militants. The clashes went on for several days, but, unfortunately, the terrorists managed to break into the village and arrange a monstrous massacre there, of which more than 200 people became victims. At the hands of terrorists there were lists of persons who could become potential witnesses in the case of the March use of chemical weapons. It was these people who became the victims of mass murder.
However, in August, after many approvals in the international arena, the commission arrived in Syria. Only its members settled in one of the hotels in Damascus, then to go to Aleppo - as a provocation was organized in Eastern Gute. This alone shows that the Syrian authorities could not be involved in the Himataka in the area - they insisted on the commission’s arrival, and it was completely unprofitable for the legitimate government to disrupt the investigation in Khan Al-Asal - the mission diverted from its original tasks and switched to Eastern Guta But it was beneficial to those who really stood behind this crime.
However, the objectives of the provocation were even more monstrous than simply disrupting the investigation in the province of Aleppo. A few days later the United States, France, Britain and others like them began to discuss direct aggression against Syria.
In the days from August 29 to September 9, the risk of launching missile and bomb strikes was most likely. These days, the Syrians were waiting for a strike, even saying goodbye to life. At the same time, in the face of death, the people and the leadership of the country held themselves courageously, despite all the threats.
In order to ward off the possibility of a possible attack, the Russian Foreign Ministry on the international stage took the initiative that would have deprived the West of a pretext for aggression. This initiative consisted in the accession of Syria to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the disposal of toxic substances.
14 October Syria officially joined the OPCW. Experts from a joint UN mission and the OPCW were allowed into the country. Within two weeks, the equipment for the production of chemical weapons was destroyed. The process of exporting existing chemicals has begun. This process was accompanied by numerous provocations and attempts to disrupt - the terrorists and the forces sponsoring them wanted to use this lever to put pressure on the ATS leadership and continue to create pretexts for military intervention.
For example, one such provocation was the incident that occurred on 27 in May on 2014, when six members of the OPCW mission and five Syrian specialists who worked with them were abducted by terrorists in the province of Hama. An armed attack was committed on their convoy, during which one of the vehicles was blown up. Fortunately, all survived. With the help of tense negotiations managed to free the hostages.
In addition, several times there were attempts by militants to seize chemical weapons, which were intended for export. In particular, the attack on Kasab in March of this year had one of the goals to open the way to the attack on the port of the city of Latakia, where the chemical arsenal was loaded onto international ships for subsequent exportation.
Anyway, now that all chemicals have been removed, the West has no reason to use this issue to put pressure on Syria. Although it is already clear that such speculations will continue.
The head of the joint UN and OPCW mission in Syria, Sigrid Kaag, who, by the way, is one of the candidates for the post of UN special envoy for the SAR instead of the resigned Lakhdar Brahimi, said that all the talk was that Syria could have hidden some of its own from the international community chemical weapons are political speculations.
And indeed, we can expect the continuation of these conversations, but this is not the most dangerous. New provocations that can be carried out by the hands of terrorists cannot be ruled out. In particular, 14 June, the Syrian army stopped one of them. After a successful military operation against one of the command headquarters of the militants in the province of Damascus, it became known that the bandits planned a chemical attack in the capital on the day of the inauguration of President Bashar Al-Assad, who won the recent election.
This attempt was foiled, but others are not excluded. Chemical weapons can get into Syria from the outside, in the same way as they are delivered a variety of assistance in the form of conventional weapons and ammunition.
However, the mission of the UN and the OPCW is not disbanded, but only halved. Its employees will periodically make trips to the country. Perhaps this will prevent the provocations associated with the use of chemicals. Unless the patrons of the “opposition” bandits find ways to deceive both the mission and the entire international community.
The destruction of the chemical arsenal of Syria again raises the question of the disarmament of Israel, which has both a chemical and a nuclear arsenal, on the world stage. That is why the Zionist regime has recently become more active, striking Syria in defiance of international law. However, it is necessary again to put this question before the UN.
Meanwhile, in Syria, militants continue terror against civilians. A mined car was blown up in Homs in the Wadi ad-Dahab quarter of June 24. As a result, one woman died and the citizen 23 was injured. Earlier, on June 12, a mined car also exploded in the same quarter, resulting in the death of 7 people.
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