Assad: Chemical Attack Was ‘100 Percent Fabrication … Were They Dead At All?’

On Thursday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad denied that a chemical weapons attack took place in early April 2017, calling the accusation a “one hundred percent fabrication.”

The Agence France-Presse news agency interviewed Assad about the alleged WMD use. He first contended that “it’s not clear whether it happened or not, because how can you verify the video? You have a lot of fake videos now, and you have the proof that those videos were fake.”

Assad continued that regarding “that chemical attack, we don’t know whether those dead the children…were they dead at all?”

The Syrian leader later asserted that his country didn’t have a chemical weapons “arsenal.” He underlined that if even if his country had such weapons, “morally, we wouldn’t do it if we have it. We wouldn’t have the will, because morally, this is not acceptable.”

Assad later blasted the United States and its allies: “The United States and the West they’re not serious in fighting the terrorists.” He also accused them of “defending ISIS.”

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