The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Faisal Al-Miqdad, affirmed that the United States and its agents in France, Britain and Germany are practicing today in Syria the same play and the same lies that they practiced in Iraq 20 years ago under the pretext of possessing weapons of mass destruction, stressing the need for the world to learn from the lessons of the past, and not allow these countries By misleading again to target other countries and undermine their security and stability.
Al-Miqdad said in a statement today, quoted by the ministry on its Twitter page: 20 years ago, on this day, and close to the Syrian seat on which I was sitting in the Security Council, Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State, sat in front of the council to play an acting role in a play of deception prepared in advance to justify the invasion. The US attacked Iraq under the pretext of possessing chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, and Powell presented at that time (audio recordings), (satellite images), (eyewitness testimonies) and (documents), and confirmed that they are evidence, not guesses, and these are well-documented facts and information.
He added: “Everything I say today is supported by strong sources. These are not just sayings that we confirm. What we present to you are facts and conclusions based on reliable intelligence.” Powell raised a small tube with his hand, claiming that it contains a biological substance produced by Iraq that can kill tens of thousands of people.
Al-Miqdad added: “Of course, it became clear to everyone that all of this was just baseless lies, so that Powell himself described what he said before the Security Council as a “disgrace,” but unfortunately, Iraq was invaded on the basis of these lies, and everyone knows the disastrous results that it left behind. This invasion and war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the American forces and their allies in Iraq.
Al-Miqdad continued: “It is like today to yesterday, the same theatrics, the same lies, and the same mastermind, but this time the target is Syria under a similar pretext, which is its possession and use of chemical weapons, so the world must learn from the lessons of the past, and not allow the United States and its agents in France again.” And Britain and Germany to play the misleading game again and pass on their flimsy allegations to justify interference in the affairs of other countries and undermine security, stability and prosperity in them.
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