Russia: Syria Not Using Chemical Weapons

The prospect has been brought up by Western observers and Syrian activists


The Syrian government has guaranteed Russia that it will not use or move its stockpiles of chemical weapons, the Russian foreign ministry's point man on Syria has said.

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Gennady Gatilov, the Russian deputy foreign minister, said that Moscow was working closely with Damascus to make sure its arsenal of chemical weapons remained securely in place.