DAMASCUS, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem challenged the Western powers Tuesday to provide their evidence on the involvement of the Syrian troops in chemical weapons use.
Al-Moallem said at a press conference held Damascus that his government has interest in revealing the reality of the chemical attack that supposedly took place in Damascus' countryside, stressing that the Syrian government has lived up to its part of the deal with the UN but the rebels hindered the mission of the UN inspectors.
Regarding a possible U.S. military attack on Syria, the Syrian top diplomat said that any possible military strike will not affect the government troops' advancement against the rebels.
"Syria will defend itself with all available means if the U.S. decided to attack the country," he stressed.
Syria interested in revealing reality of chemical attack: FM
DAMASCUS, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem said that his government has interest in revealing the reality of the chemical attack that supposedly took place near Damascus, stressing Syria has lived up to its part of the deal with the UN but the rebels hindered the UN mission. Full Story
British military working on Syria contingency plans: media
LONDON, Aug. 27, (Xinhua) -- Britain's armed forces are working on contingency plans for military action as a response to "the chemical weapons attack" in Syria, media quoted Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman as saying Tuesday.
Claiming "unacceptable" of "any use of chemical weapons" in Syria, the spokesman urged the international community to respond to that. Full Story
Syria to defend itself in case of any military attack: FM
DAMASCUS, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Syria will defend itself by all available means if the United States decided to attack the country, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said at a press conference on Tuesday. Full Story
Kerry says Syria chemical weapons use "undeniable"
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the chemical-weapons use against civilians in Syria is inexcusable and "undeniable," and that President Barack Obama will make an informed decision on how to respond.
"Indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity," Kerry said. Full Story