Assad: Government Did Not Conduct Chemical Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says a U.N. report that found "clear and convincing evidence" of a sarin nerve gas attack in Syria last month is "unrealistic" and denies his regime orchestrated the attack that killed hundreds.

The interview, broadcast on Wednesday, was conducted in Damascus by former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a Fox News contributor, and Fox News Channel Senior Correspondent Greg Palkot.

Assad says his government would abide by an agreement reached with U.S. and Russian officials to give up his chemical weapons. He says he has received estimates that destroying the stockpiles would cost $1 billion and would take roughly a year.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 224334131 - wbko.com/a?a=224334131
Gray Television, Inc.