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Syria denies using chemical weapons

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Syria on Saturday dismissed as a "barefaced lie" US and British claims it may have used chemical weapons, as staunch ally Russia warned against using such fears to intervene militarily in the strife-torn country. 

Omran al-Zohbi gives a press conference in Damascus last month.

"First of all, I want to confirm that statements by the US secretary of state and British government are inconsistent with reality and a barefaced lie," Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said in an interview published on the Kremlin-funded Russia Today's website.

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