Aussie FM: Rights Groups Covering for Al Qaeda Chem Weapons

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Australia’s Foreign Minister: ISIL Using Chlorine as Weapon

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[ Veterans Today Editor’s note:  For the past year,  “London based” but CIA funded “human rights” groups, Syrian Human Rights Watch and “Observatory” have accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons despite the capture of Turkish chemical weapons officers inside Syria. 
Now the Australian Foreign Minister lays their deception to rest.  In the process, it also makes something else clear, that these London based groups give material aid to terrorism, a crime in Britain and, according to US law, a crime that makes them subject to drone attacks….drone attacks on London itself…not accepted as part of “international law.”  This should be fun. ]


TEHRAN (FNA) – Takfiri militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical weapons, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned.

In a speech to an international forum of nations that works to fight the spread of such weapons, Bishop said the rise of militant groups such as ISIL, also known as Daish, posed “one of the gravest security threats we face today”, Reuters reported.

“Apart from some crude and small scale endeavors, the conventional wisdom has been that the terrorist intention to acquire and weaponize chemical agents has been largely aspirational,” Bishop told a meeting of the Australia Group in Perth. The speech on Friday was posted online.

“The use of chlorine by Daish, and its recruitment of highly technically trained professionals, including from the West, have revealed far more serious efforts in chemical weapons development,”…“Daish is likely to have amongst its tens of thousands of recruits the technical expertise necessary to further refine precursor materials and build chemical weapons,” Bishop said.

The comments follow statements by Iraqi Kurdish authorities that they have evidence that ISIL used chlorine gas against their peshmerga fighters in Northern Iraq in January.

Chlorine is a choking agent whose use as a chemical weapon dates back to World War One. It is banned under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits all use of toxic agents on the battlefield.

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