Chemical weapons? Never, says Assad
MOSCOW: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says accusations of use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government are ridiculous, adding that such use runs contrary to the interests of Damascus, said a member of a delegation of French lawmakers that had talks with him.
“When asked about the use of chemical weapons, Assad replied that it was ridiculous to assume he would be using gas against his people, as the Syrian government in the past had taken a decision to get rid of it with UN help.
“He said it is not of interest of the Syrian government to use it, because it could help radicalise more people against him,” Nicolas Dhuicq said. – Sputnik