DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A senior Syrian official says his country will defend itself against any international attack and vows Syria will not be an easy target.
In an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus Monday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said strikes against Syria would trigger "chaos" and threaten worldwide peace and security.
He said a U.N. team in Damascus currently investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons should be allowed to do its work, before the world makes any judgment.
The U.S. has said there is little doubt that Assad's regime was responsible for the attack on Aug. 21 in the capital's suburbs. The group Doctors Without Borders said 355 people were killed in an artillery barrage by regime forces Wednesday that included the use of toxic gas.
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