Chemical weapons could be used by Assad’s regime in Syria
As discussions are held by UN with Russia and China, former Syrian ambassador to Iraq says Syrian regime might use chemical weapons if left feeling trapped.
17 July 2012, 12:00am
Fares said that there was a possibility that such chemical weapons may have already been used according to unconfirmed reports in the city of Homs adding that the regime may have also collaborated with al-Qaeda to plan major bombings across Syria.
Talks are due to be held between UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is a key ally of Syria and has vetoed sanctions to be imposed on the country.
China has also joined Russia in vetoing the sanctions but will be holding talks in Beijing with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss possible solutions as aid operations in Syria have been blocked.