CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he does not discount the possibility of a U.S. military attack on his country even though threatened action was forestalled when he agreed to give up his government's chemical weapons.
Assad also said in an interview broadcast Wednesday night by Venezuela's state-run Telesur network that his government has confessions from rebels that they brought chemical weapons into the civil war-wracked nation and that authorities had uncovered chemical arms caches and labs. He said evidence had been turned over to Russia.
He blamed rebels for the deadly Aug. 21 gas attack that brought threats of action from the U.S.
Assad also predicted that "terrorists" would attack any U.N. inspectors who enter Syria to secure and dismantle the government's chemical arsenal.
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