September 23, 2013
Syrian armed opposition may be ordered by its foreign sponsors to
stage a false flag operation against foreign inspectors when they arrive
in the country to monitor destruction of the country’s chemical weapons
stockpile, says the Syrian president.
Bashar Assad voiced his concerns in an interview by China’s state
television CCTV in Damascus. The Syrian leader proposed this possible
scenario as he was explaining how his government may be accused of
trying to dodge its obligations to destroy its chemical arsenal.
“We know that these terrorists are obeying the orders of other
countries and these countries do drive these terrorists to commit acts
that could get the Syrian government blamed for hindering this
agreement,” he explained.
Russia brokered an agreement with Syria to dispose of its stockpile
of chemical weapons amid US threats to use military force against Syrian
army over alleged use of sarin gas, which killed an estimated 1,400
people in August.