Syria Denies Use of Chemical Weapons

That's where Assad draws the line?


The Syrian government Friday called White House allegations that it has used chemical weapons in the country's civil war "full of lies," according to state media reports.

Syria's Foreign Ministry instead blamed such attacks on "terrorist" groups, the term it uses to refer to the opposition.

U.S. officials said Thursday that President Bashar Assad's government had crossed a "red line" by using the nerve agent sarin in attacks this year, and that President Obama had authorized sending arms to some rebel groups.