Foreign and Commonwealth Office – 2019 Press Release on Andrew Murrison Meeting White Helmets

Below is a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 05/11/2019.

The Minister for the Middle East Dr Andrew Murrison met the Chairman of the White Helmets today to discuss the situation in Idlib, Syria.

Dr Murrison said:

“I had a valuable meeting with Chairman of the White Helmets, Mr al-Saleh today to discuss the situation on the ground in Idlib.

White Helmet volunteers continue to be subjected to a massive disinformation campaign by the Syrian regime and the Russian government. These deceitful tactics are a brazen attempt to divert attention from the barrage of appalling attacks against the Syrian people, which has included the use of chemical weapons.

I thanked Mr al-Saleh for the lifesaving service that the White Helmets provide to thousands of ordinary Syrians and reiterated the UK’s unwavering support.”