Human Rights Official: Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Attack Orchestrated by Israel


TEHRAN (FNA)- International Human Rights Commission’s Coordinator for Middle-East Haitham Abu Saeed blamed Israel for the recent chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun in the Syrian province of Idlib.


Human Rights Official: Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Attack Orchestrated by Israel

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“Israel directed the Khan Sheikhoun scenario,” Abu Saeed said.

Noting that the terrorists, including Zahran Aloush, the commander of Jaysh al-Islam terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic Front, were aware of the chemical attack and its type and materials from before, he said under the conditions that the political developments are moving ahead to the benefit of Bashar al-Assad, the terrorists implemented plots to return everything to the past.

Abu Saeed also referred to the recent downing of an Israeli fighter jet by the Syrian air defense units, and said Tel Aviv never thought about it in its military calculations and it called on the US and other western states to help it and then orchestrated the Khan Sheikhoun incident.

Syrian opposition claimed last Tuesday forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used a chemical gas on people in the Northwestern province, killing nearly 80 and injuring 200.

Assad argued his government has no chemical weapons after agreeing to have them destroyed in 2013. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

Iran and many other countries have called for formation of an impartial fact-finding committee to scrutinize the chemical attack and find the culprits behind it.