Child witness shows chemical attack in Douma says Russia

Vastavam web: Russia said today it would screen at the United Nations an interview with a child who it claims was made to pose as a victim of chemical weapons in Syria.Moscow said the video supports its allegation that an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma was a hoax.Russian state television had yesterday aired the conversation with the child, whom it identified as an 11-year-old Syrian boy called Hassan Diab.”We already have a subtitled version of this report,” Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said on state channel Rossiya 1 today.

“We are distributing it to member countries (of the UN Security Council) and journalists, and at the next meeting of the Security Council we will find a way to screen it.” The United States, France and Britain carried out air strikes on what they said were Assad’s chemical weapons installations in response.Assad’s ally Russia has claimed the White Helmets faked the Douma atrocity with British backing in order to justify Western action.