Syria: U.S. fabricates evidences against Iraq
Syria's ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday said the United States made up evidence allegedly showing Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
Mikhail Wehbe was reacting to Wednesday's presentation to the U.N. Security Council by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Wehbe said he didn't think Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was blocking inspections. "The Iraqis stated many times that they don't have any kind of mass destruction weapons," Wehbe told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.
Asked whether he thought evidence presented by the United States was made up, he replied: "Yes. The Iraqis themselves mentioned that. I have to believe what they (the Iraqis) said. Why not?"
According to Wehbe, only U.N. inspectors, and not U.S. officials, had authority to determine whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Asked why he thought the United States had made up the evidence shown by Powell, Wehbe said: "You have to ask the Americans why they are saying that." (Albawaba.com)
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