Sana.sy — August 24, 2014
“Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi reiterated that Syria never used any chemical weapons in any shape or form, not in the Ghouta area in Damascus countryside nor anywhere else, and that it would never use it even if it possessed it, adding that there’s evidence that such weapons were used by terrorist groups including satellite imagery and witness testimonies.
In an interview given to al-Mayadeen TV on Saturday, Minister al-Zoubi said that Syria and its friends have incontrovertible proof that the projectiles in question were launched from sites controlled by terrorists on sites containing civilians, therefore terrorists are fully responsible for these actions and all their repercussions.
He pointed out that the Syrian armed forces seized a warehouse in Jobar area containing large containers of chemical materials manufactured in Saudi Arabia and certain European countries, medicine for protection from chemicals in case the terrorists were exposed to them, and equipment used in manufacturing chemicals, adding that this isn’t the first time the army uncovered warehouses containing chemicals made in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and some European countries.
Al-Zoubi stressed that if any chemical weapons were used in areas including Jobar, then they were used by members of terrorist groups and the foreigners who operate with them and constitute the true basis of these groups and who showed no scruples in committing any act.”