Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Syria crisis: Iran's foreign minster in Damascus talks - live updates


Syria's chemical weapons plan

Syria plans to use chemical weapons, the former head of the country’s chemical arsenal, told the Times. Major-General Adnan Sillu, who defected three months ago, told the paper [paywall]:
We were in a serious discussion about the use of chemical weapons, including how we would use them and in what areas. We discussed this as a last resort – such as if the regime lost control of an important area such as Aleppo ...
They wanted to place warheads with the chemical weapons on missiles – to transfer them this way to Hezbollah. It was for use against Israel, of course.
The claims comes after the German magazine Spiegel reported witnesses claiming that Syrian army tested firing systems for chemical weapons at the end of August.

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