UK, US Made Munitions Laced With Chemical Agents In Terrorist Depots: Syrian Minister

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UK, US Made Munitions Laced With Chemical Agents In Terrorist Depots: Syrian Minister
Free Syrian Army militant operating a US-made BGM-71 TOW missile in Syria

Syrian chemical agents have found abandoned terrorist arms depots with weapons from the US and UK.

"All the special means that have been found include hand grenades and rocket projectiles for grenade launchers, which are supplied with CS and CN irritant agents. The discovered chemical munitions shown in the transparency were produced by Federal Laboratories on the US territory. And the chemical agents were produced by Cherming Defence UK and Non-Lethal Technologies (the USA)," Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad was quoted as saying at a press conference in Damascus by Tass on Wednesday.

According to the Syrian deputy foreign minister, the chemical agents were found at terrorists’ depots both in Aleppo and in liberated districts in the eastern suburb of Damascus.

As Mekdad said, in compliance with article 5 of the convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons, the use of irritant agents is allowed only for fighting riots. They are prohibited for use as warfare means.

"Therefore, it can be said with confidence that the United States and the United Kingdom, and also their allies in the region, are rendering all possible support to terrorist organizations active in Syria, thus violating the convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons. They are supplying terrorists not only with conventional arms but also with banned chemical agents," Mekdad said.

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