Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country is no longer needs chemical weapons to deter Israel.
“We now possess deterrent weapons that are more important and more sophisticated than chemical weapons”, Syrian President Bashar Assad told visitors to his palace in Damascus.
He emphasized that he had no need for chemical weapons.
According to the report, which was carried by the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, Assad said this was because the situation in Syria “has never been better,” as “we created chemical weapons in the ’80s as a deterrent against Israel’s nuclear arsenal. Today, it is no longer a weapon of deterrence.”
“We have weapons that are more important and more sophisticated to challenge Israel, which we can blind in an instant.”
“In Syria there are thousands of tons of chemical weapons that have become a burden to us since their destruction costs a great deal of money and…
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