Syrian PM Accuses West of Fabricating Reasons to Attack
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has accused the West of fabricating reasons to attack the country.
"Western countries, starting with the United States, are inventing fake scenarios and fictitious alibis to intervene militarily in Syria," he was quoted as saying by state television.
Halqi said his country would become a "graveyard of the invaders" if there were a military intervention.
Late on Tuesday, Syrian state media put out a statement by Foreign Minister Walid Muallem denying that the government had used chemical weapons.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that inspectors should be given time to determine whether Assad used chemical weapons against civilians.
The US State Department said Tuesday it was already "crystal clear" that Assad's government was responsible.