Syria

Assad Says No Evidence He Carried Out Gas Attack

Doesn't deny he has chemical weapons

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The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, has said there is no evidence he is responsible for the deadly gas attacks the US government claims left 1,429 people dead, including 426 children.

In an exclusive interview secured by Charlie Rose of PBS, Assad said: "There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people."

Assad refused to confirm or deny that he had chemical weapons but said if he did, they were under "centralized control".