Syria has dismissed as baseless recent allegations brought against the Damascus government by a UN-led investigation in connection with a toxic gas attack in Qaminas in northwestern Idlib province in March 2015. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said earlier this week that there was no "tangible evidence" for the inquiry's findings.
In an interview with Press TV on Friday, an activist told that the “unsubstantiated accusation” against the Syrian government supports a US plan to establish a no-fly zone in the war-torn Arab country.
“We have seen in the last weeks [US Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clinton... use the debates twice to call for a no-fly zone. This is a threat of an act of aggression by the United States and now with the false accusation of chemical weapons [use] by Syria, they want to back up their plans to have a no-fly zone and then bomb Syria and try to overthrow [President] Assad’s government," said Gloria La Riva, a member of the ANSWER Coalition.
She also emphasized the “principle accuser” behind these allegations against Syria is the United States, which is pressuring certain powers in the UN Security Council.
The activist went on to say the US itself has the greatest record of using deadly weapons of mass destruction, but nobody ever accuses Washington or puts it on trial.
The Syrian government has repeatedly stressed that it remains committed to all its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, a multilateral treaty that bans chemical weapons and requires their destruction.
Daesh has frequently used chemical weapons in both Syria and Iraq, where the Takfiri terrorist group is mainly active.
A report by the Syrian-American Medical Society published back in March said that Daesh had carried out more than 160 attacks involving “poisonous or asphyxiating agents, such as sarin, chlorine, and mustard gas” since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. The report added that over 1,490 people had been killed in the chemical attacks.
Since March 2011, Syria has been hit by militancy it blames on some Western states and their regional allies.