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Syria Pledges Not To Use Chemical Weapons On Its Own People

The United States has again warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons after Damascus implied it could use them against an attack by foreign forces.

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The warning from the Pentagon came after Syria's foreign ministry spokesman acknowledged for the first time that Syria has chemical weapons but said they would never be used against the Syrian people — only in the event of an outside attack.

Will the Assad regime stick to its word?

Charles Duelfer is a former US intelligence officer and weapons inspector.

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