Syria's Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja'afari says the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group is targeting Syrian infrastructure and protecting terrorist groups.
His remarks came during a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria on Wednesday.
The UNSC is scheduled to vote later on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States that urges the Damascus government to cooperate with an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Russia is expected to veto the resolution.
The new motion is the revised version of last week’s three separate draft texts proposed by London, Paris and Washington that condemned the purported gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria’s Idlib province on April 4 and demanded a full investigation into it.
Ja'afari has stressed that the Damascus government does not have any chemical weapons.
He said the recent chemical assault aimed to sabotage progress made in the intra-Syrian negotiations organized by Iran, Russia, and Turkey in the Kazakh capital city of Astana earlier this year that sought to bring an end to foreign-sponsored militancy that has been gripping Syria since 2011.