Syria's Assad says chemical attack '100 percent fabrication'

The British delegation tweet says that Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu told Thursday's hastily convened meeting of its executive council that the "Fact Finding Mission is working to gather evidence" about the April 4 attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed almost 90 people.

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Other world powers have also condemned Assad for the April 4 attack - although Syrian ally Russian Federation continues to maintain there is insufficient evidence Assad carried out the attack.

And Assad said he could "only allow any investigation when it's impartial, when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicised purposes". "No investigations, no concrete evidence about anything, the only thing were allegations and propaganda and then strike".

He also reiterated his call for any countries that were signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention and which were "in a position to do so to share with the Secretariat any relevant information without delay".

As BBC pointed out, the situation in Syria remains highly volatile, with Russian and Iran, another one of Assad's few military backers, threatening retaliation if the us launches more air strikes against the Syrian government.

Assad further stated that "we don't know" if the victims depicted in the videos of the attack are "dead at all".

"Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists", he said.

"You have a lot of fake videos now, and you have the proof that those videos were fake, like the White Helmets, for example", he alleged.

Mr Assad's claim comes a day after Russian Federation vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding a swift investigation into the attack.

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"On April 4, the lifeless bodies of innocent victims, grotesquely contorted and twisted by the nerve agent sarin, tell the real story", Ward said.

He said investigators have collected samples that have been sent for analysis.

Christian relief groups and other humanitarian organizations have strongly condemned the "brutal" chemical weapons attack on Syria last week, but largely declined to comment on President Donald Trump's reaction to it.

Syria "continues to possess and use chemical weapons".

The OPCW's Fact Finding Mission in Syria investigates alleged attacks, but does not apportion blame.

Denying any involvement whatsoever, the Syrian leader said: "A hundred percent for us, it's fabrication".

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph Younan described the USA missile strike as an "aggression" and castigated the US administration for not waiting for the U.N.to conduct an investigation on what was believed to be a chemical air strike.

"Things will work out fine between the United States of America and Russia", Trump said in a tweet.

The US had, until its Shayrat attack, limited its involvement in Syria to removing the so-called Islamic State (IS) from its stronghold in the city of Raqqa.

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