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SYRIA SLAMS FRESH WESTERN SANCTIONS OVER ALLEGED CHEMICAL ATTACK

The Syrian Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday, slammed the recent set of European sanctions, on Syrian scientists and officials as "unjustified."

A day earlier, the European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials, over allegations of their suspected involvement in a chemical attack, in a northern Syrian town last Apr, which killed scores of civilians and was blamed on the government forces.

In its statement, the ministry said, the sanctions were "unjustified and reflect the determination of the Western officials, to keep supporting terrorism and misleading public opinion."

The ministry reiterated that, Syria had not used chemical weapons, further denying any possession of such substances.

"These sanctions indicate the lack of ethical standards of the West, in dealing with the crisis in the world today," the ministry continued.

Syria has repeatedly denied Western allegations of chemical weapons use, with Damascus accusing the West of falsifying allegations, to pressure the government to give up more concessions

Source: NAM News Network