Le plus drôle, si on peut dire, c’est que le ministère des affaires étrangères a relativisé les propos du porte-parole (qui ne parle jamais d’armes chimiques):
Syria denies admiting it has chemical weapons, blames US-Israeli diplomacy
Text of report in English by state-run Syrian news agency SANA website
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Damascus, (SANA) -Information Minister Umran al-Zu’bi said that foreign media and diplomatic sides misconstrued the Foreign Ministry statement and interpreted it however they like, taking it out of context, noting that the Foreign Ministry issued a statement clarifying this.
Al-Zu’bi told Sham FM Radio on Monday that there’s an international campaign led by US-Israeli diplomacy under the guise of warning against alleged chemical weapons that Syria supposedly possesses, and that this campaign is part of ongoing pressure to pass an international resolution under the pretext of preserving world peace.
The minister noted that Syria has been calling for dismantling weapons of mass destruction in the region for more than two decades, which includes Israeli nuclear weapons which Israel admitted to possessing.
He explained that when Syria discussed these allegations, it’s merely responding to claims and lies from Western diplomatic or intelligence sides, no more, no less, and that when the Foreign Ministry spokesman says that Syria will not use chemical weapons against its people, then this doesn’t mean that Syria has such weapons in the first place.
“They interpreted this answer as a saying that Syria admits to possessing chemical weapons; these are their wishes and obsessions, but the meaning is in a whole other context,” he concluded.
Source: SANA news agency website, Damascus in English 23 Jul 12