April 29, 2013
The Assad regime has dismissed as a ”barefaced lie” US and British claims it might have used chemical arms, with staunch ally Russia warning against using such fears to launch a military intervention.
The developments come with at least 10 people have been killed in shelling on the town of Douma, north-east of the capital Damascus, and renewed fighting in other areas on Saturday.
”I want to confirm that statements by the US Secretary of State and British government are inconsistent with reality and a barefaced lie,” Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said in an interview with the Kremlin-funded Russia Today TV network.
”I want to stress one more time that Syria would never use [chemical weapons] – not only because of its adherence to the international law and rules of leading war, but because of humanitarian and moral issues.”