October 1, 2013 12:09:16 am
Syrias foreign minister Monday claimed his government is fighting a war against al Qaeda-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive,then send their limbs to family members.
Walid al-Moallem,addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York,also charged that the US,Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
He claimed terrorists fighting the regime in the civil war are being supplied with chemical weapons,but he did not name specific nations accused of supplying them.
President Barack Obama told the UN last week that it was the President Bashar Assads regime that was behind a chemical weapons attack in August that killed hundreds in the Damascus suburbs and brought threats of a US strike.
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Syria has committed to getting rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons and the UN Security Council voted unanimously Friday to oblige it to do so based on a plan made by Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Al-Moallem claimed it is clear to all that offshoots of al-Qaeda the most dangerous terrorist organization is fighting in the Syrian civil war. But some countries refuse to recognize it,he said.
A video published online in May purported to show a member of Syrias armed opposition eating a human heart while the body of a Syrian soldier lay close by. Another video the minister referred to purportedly showed rebels grilling the head of a Syrian soldier.
The video with the heart drew condemnation from human rights groups as well as the Syrian National Council,one of the main opposition groups.
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