Iran's general dismisses use of chemical weapons by Syrian army
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 29 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, General Seyyed Hassan Firouzabadi dismissed reports on Syrian army using chemical weapons against opposition, Fars news agency reported.
"These accusations provided by the Western countries against the government of Bashar Al Assad are fake," Firuzabadi said.
Firuzabadi went on to say that the opposition forces in Syria are terrorists, who are fighting in favor of Israel, against Assad's forces.
The U.S. and Britain have previously accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in Damascus after results of the smuggled soil samples showed presence of chemicals that were used in the capital's suburbs.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday warned Syria that using chemical weapons would be a "game changer".
United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has called on Syria to approve a U.N. mission of inspectors to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons in the spiraling two-year conflict.
Meanwhile, Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Saturday that claims chemical weapons have been used in Syria should not become a pretext for a foreign military intervention.