Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied "that he had anything to do" with the alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus, US broadcaster CBS reported Sunday.
"There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people ... and if, in fact, the [Obama] administration has evidence, then they should show that evidence and make their case," al-Assad was quoted as saying by journalist Charlie Rose, who interviewed him in Damascus on Sunday, dpa reported.
Rose told CBS' Face The Nation show Sunday that al-Assad suggested "as he has before, that perhaps the rebels had something to do with it."
"He had a message to the American people that it had not been a good experience for them to get involved in the Middle East in wars and conflicts," Rose quoted al-Assad as saying.
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