Leader of Lebanon’s Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun says foreign-backed militants in Syria have formed an alliance with the Israeli regime to change the region’s geopolitical map, Press TV reports.
“I think this is an alliance in reality. We don’t know what happens in secret, but from what we can see, they are allies,” Aoun told Press TV on Tuesday.
The Lebanese politician also stressed that the alliance intends to destroy not only Syria, but the entire Middle East and “its social, political fabric.”
Aoun also warned against the presence of anti-Syria militants in Lebanon and the possible damages they might inflict on the integrity and security of the country.
“There are many goals. Lebanon is a resting place for them. And it might also be a prelude for them to start intervening in Lebanon,” he said.
Aoun made the remarks after at least 25 people were killed and many others injured when militants fired missiles containing “poisonous gases” into Khan al-Assal village in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, according to a report by the official Syrian news agency SANA.
Following the deadly incident, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi condemned the attack, describing militants’ use of chemical weapons as the “first act” by the so-called opposition interim government formed by Syria’s opposition National Coalition on the same day.
Zoubi further said Turkey and Qatar, which support militants fighting against Damascus, bore “legal, moral and political responsibility” for the chemical attack in the northern city.
Russia also said it has information proving that militants used chemical weapons in Aleppo, expressing serious concern over their acquisition of weapons of mass destruction.