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Syrian government denies possession of chemical weapons

IANS  |  Damascus 

Syrian on Saturday denied his government's possession of or gas.

The foreign ministry renewed the government's stance regarding the recent accusations against of using gas in the battles against the rebels in the countryside of Damascus, reported.

"We completely deny any presence of including the gas and we condemn any use of such weapons. We think that there is no reason for any country in the world to threaten as some have done or to use their weapons to target Syria," he said.

Mekdad warned against the possible move by foreign powers such as the US and Britain to carry out military actions against over the use of

He also said that the rebels have been staging to frame the Syrian government, adding that intelligence information indicated that the rebels were planning a new in soon.

"We suggest everyone not to take any risk of military actions because the international situation is incapable of handling such aggressive practices at a time we look forward to seeing peace prevailing all over the world," he added.

In January, activists claimed the Syrian forces used chlorine in an attack on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, causing 21 people to suffer from breathing difficulties.

Last April, the US struck a military base in with more than 50 Tomahawk missiles, in retaliation to an alleged by forces on a rebel-held town in the northwestern province of

The denied the accusations, saying it is the rebels who mounted the attack to frame the government and draw in a military action from the US.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 07:06 IST