Britain provides Syria with chemicals required for sarin produce

lotfi_morteza20130918134316320The UK government, which is spearheading plots to accuse Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against its own people, has been supplying Syria with the poisonous chemicals since 2004, it has been revealed.

The revelation comes as the Syrian government provided Russia with evidence proving that foreign-backed terrorists were responsible for the recent chemical weapons attack inside the country.

A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official confirmed on Tuesday that Moscow has received the evidence from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, adding “This evidence must be analyzed”.

The development came after a UN report by United Nations weapons inspectors on Monday affirmed the use of nerve agent sarin in the suburb of the capital city of Damascus, without revealing who launched the attack.

Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expounded on the UN report about the August 21 chemical weapons attack, which allegedly killed hundreds of people, saying it had produced no evidence confirming that Syrian government forces conducted the attack and that Russia still believed the foreign-backed terrorists were the main perpetrators.

According to Lavrov, the UN report also failed to answer some important questions about for example where the weapons had come from, or whether they were produced in a factory or were imported illegally.

“We have very serious grounds to believe that this was a provocation,” Lavrov said.

The Assad government has also categorically rejected claims by the UK, U.S. and certain other countries, which were pursuing the incident as a pretext to invade Syria militarily.

Syria also accepted a Russian-brokered proposal to put its arsenal of chemical arms under international control and joined the international convention prohibiting the use of chemical weapons.

However, a Daily Mail report revealed on Sunday that the UK government had issued five licences to two companies during the period between July 2004 and May 2010, allowing them to provide Syria with chemical sodium fluoride, which can be used to produce the nerve agent sarin.

Britain has admitted the delivery of the chemical substance, according to the report, which said the British firms clearly violated international protocol on the trade of dangerous substances, by selling sodium fluoride to a Syrian company.

“These are very disturbing revelations uncovered by the Daily Mail regarding the provision of sodium fluoride to Syria. At no time should we have allowed President Assad’s regime to get its hands on this substance,” the Daily Mail quoted British MP Thomas Docherty, also a member of the Commons Arms Export Controls Committee, as saying.

“Previously we thought that while export licences had been granted, no chemicals were actually delivered. Now we know that in the build-up to the Syrian civil war, British companies – with the backing of our government – were supplying this potentially lethal substance,” Docherty said.

Hundreds of people have so far been killed in Syria in an insurgency launched and sponsored by foreign-backed al-Qaeda terrorists, who are seeking to topple the legitimate and popular government of President Bashar al-Assad.

President Assad enjoys the full support of a majority of Syrian nation and his government is considered as the major force behind the resistance front against the Zionist regime of Israel’s expansionist policies in the Middle East region.

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