Syria will not use chemical weapons in the current crisis unless it faces "external aggression", a foreign ministry spokesman has told Reuters.
The spokesman added that the weapons are guarded and monitored by the army.
Syria acknowledged that it had chemical and biological weapons and said it could use them if foreign countries intervened.
First the capital, now the borders. Syria’s rebels are striking at essentials of state control.
The Chinese press is lambasting the West for its "unbalanced" policy towards Syria, but will its own policy pay off?