WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Syria's president sticks by his story, accusing rebels of using chemical weapons in an attack last month. }}" />

   
 
 
Syria President Bashar Al-Assad Gives Interview

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 9/19/2013 Syria's president sticks by his story, accusing rebels of using chemical weapons in an attack last month. United Nations weapons inspectors confirmed the use of those weapons in a report this week, but they did not confirm who used them. Andrew Spencer reports that point has not escaped Bashar al-Assad. "They have the samples, and they're supposed to be objective," says Bashar al-Assad, Syria President. Assad says he hasn't yet analysed the report from U.N. weapons inspectors that was delivered to the U.N. Security Council earlier this week. But, on Wednesday, Assad argued in an interview with Fox News that there is evidence from "both sides," claiming rebels had just as much capability of carrying out a chemical weapons strike in Damascus, last month. "Any rebel can make Sarin," said Assad. "Sarin gas, called 'Kitchen Gas' because anyone can make it." The U.S. State Department has repeatedly disagreed. "We have seen no credible reporting, no credible evidence that the opposition has used chemical weapons in Syria. Period," says Marie Hart, Deputy State Department spokeswoman. As the United Nations Security Council looks at ways to take control of Syria's chemical weapons, the Obama administration considers what action it could take, now that a Congressional vote on military strikes has been postponed. Two administration officials confirm to CNN, the Defense Department has "put a proposal on the table" for U.S. military troops to not only provide equipment to, but also train some opposition forces. "We have any number of options under development that could expand our support to the moderate opposition, but no decision has been taken at this point," says Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The emphasis on "moderate" is key amid reports that militants linked to Al-Qaeda have tried to use the conflict to their advantage.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 An Ashland man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for labor trafficking and conspiracy. Full Story
Image1 Richland Bankís Relay for Life team, Banking on a Cure, will be holding a 5K Run/Walk on August 23. Full Story
 
Image1 A Mount Vernon man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a vehicle as he was attempting to pass it. Full Story
Image1 Guard your personal identity information with your life, or you could end-up like the victim in a case which has resulted in the indictment of 28-year-old Robert Hardesty of Mansfield. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield Man Accused Of Stealing Identity To Obtain Drugs

Pool Pass Ordinance Still Needs Work In Galion

Open Bible Church Requests Charges

Library Children's Room To Be Refurbished

Ford Hill Pool In Mansfield Sold

NAACP annual membership drive underway

MCS kindergarten camp Aug. 11-15

Ontario beautification winners announced

Matt Sauder Memorial Ride To Be Held August 2

WIC Discusses Survey And Customer Service

A Scientific Summer Offered At Marvin Memorial Library

OSU-Mansfield/NC State Celebrate Internship Program

RCT Board Reviews Fare Increase Impact On Ridership

More News