Syria denies 'lies' on chemical weapons use
Damascus: Syria denied on Wednesday carrying out chemical weapons attacks against
rebel-held areas, denouncing recent accusations by the United States and France as "lies."
"Syria condemns all the lies and allegations by the American and French foreign ministers about chemical weapons use in Syria," a foreign ministry official told state news agency SANA. Twenty-one people were treated for respiratory problems after rockets were fired on the rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus on Monday.