PressTV-Neocons, not Assad, behind chemical attack: Paul

Former US Congressman and political analyst Ron Paul says the claim that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “is gassing his own people is a total nonsense,” adding that the American neoconservatives, who want a perpetual war in the Middle East, are probably behind the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Dr. Paul, a three-time American presidential candidate and the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, made the remarks in an interview on Monday while commenting on the alleged attack near the capital Damascus on Saturday.    

The attack in the militant-held town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region left dozens dead and drew international condemnation from various countries and international bodies. The Assad government strongly rejected the allegation of using chemical munitions.

Asked who is behind the chemical attack, Dr. Paul said, “I don’t know. I think the least likely would be Assad. This whole idea of…

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