Fact Check: Top UN Inspector: Assad Not Responsible For Chemical Weapons Attack

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Brief Outline: A former director of UN weapons inspectors has said that the Syrian government is not responsible for the recent chemical weapons attack, and claims the attack is an attempt to topple Bashar Al-Assad.

Origin: This Original story was put by yournewswire on 10th April 2018 (archived here))

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Viral Example:  A former director of UN weapons inspectors has said that the Syrian government is not responsible for the recent chemical weapons attack, and claims the attack is an attempt to topple Bashar Al-Assad.

Dozens of people were killed in the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday, in an attack President Putin and others described as a ‘false flag’ perpetrated by the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets group.

 “With great criticism from the international community, Assad and Russians bombard Ghouta bit by bit, and that they would add the opportunity to be criticized for using chemicals – it feels strange. They do not need it, their tactics are already successful,” said Sellström, adding that there could be numerous “other explanations” for the attack.

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Detailed Analysis: yournewswire is the originator of this news, however we did not find any article, video to prove this fact that a top UN official said that Assad Not Responsible For Chemical Weapons Attack. The writer at the begininning says that a top UN inspector, however into the article says a former director of UN weapons inspectors

As quoted in the article for the link of Infowars.com, “However, according to chemical weapons expert Åke Sellström, who investigated the use of chemical weapons in both Iraq and Syria, it is unlikely that Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian Army were responsible for the attack in Eastern Ghouta.

If you visit the infowar link, the title itself says likely. The title reads as Former Top UN Weapons Inspector: Assad Likely Not Responsible For Chemical Weapons Attack. So the question is when did the former director said that  Assad Not Responsible For Chemical Weapons Attack.

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The former director of UN weapons inspectors in Syria says that he is skeptical the Syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack in Douma because Bashar Al-Assad did not stand to gain in any way. Dozens of people were killed in the rebel-held town on Saturday, prompting President Trump to tweet there would be a "big price to pay".

 

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