Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, stressed that the US and its agents in France, Britain and Germany are practicing today in Syria the same play and lies they had practiced in Iraq before 20 years ago under the pretext of its possession of weapons of mass destruction.
“On a day like today 20 years ago, and near the Syrian seat where I was sitting in the Security Council, the then US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, staged a scene of manipulation and lies to justify the US invasion of Iraq on the pretext that it possesses weapons of mass destruction”, Mikdad wrote today on his Twitter account.
At the time, Powell presented “audio recordings”, “satellite images”, “testimonials” and “documents”, and stated that they are evidence and not speculation, and are facts and well-documented information, and showed a small tube stating that the It contained Iraqi-produced biological substances that could kill tens of thousands of people.
“Of course, it became clear that everything he put forward were mere unsubstantiated lies, and Powell himself described what he said before the Security Council as a ‘disgrace’, but sadly, Iraq was invaded on the basis of these lies, and everyone knows the disastrous results left by this invasion of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by US forces and their allies in Iraq”, added the Foreign Minister.
Mikdad called on the world to take the lessons from the past and not allow the United States and its satellites France, Great Britain and Germany to carry out this manipulation again or pass off their flimsy accusations to justify interference in the affairs of other countries and undermine their security, stability and prosperity.
Fedaa al-Rhayiah/ Shaza Qriena