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Syria On WMD: Oops. What We Meant To Say Was...

The video above shows the areas of Syria that are experiencing violent clashes and shelling on Tuesday morning. The Syrian regime is using Twitter to try to clarify recent comments about the country's weapons of mass

The video above shows the areas of Syria that are experiencing violent clashes and shelling on Tuesday morning.

The Syrian regime is using Twitter to try to clarify recent comments about the country's weapons of mass destruction.

Syrian officials said Monday that they would use chemical and biological weapons if foreign countries intervene in the escalating civil war. Foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the army would not use the weapons against the rebels, but rather if “Syria faces external aggression.” Syria did not a sign a 1992 international convention that banned the stockpiling of chemical weapons, although its leaders have long denied having weapons stockpiles. Although Damascus residents did not report new fighting in the capital early Tuesday, residents in Aleppo reported shelling and clashing.
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However, on Tuesday morning, Makdissi seems to be walking back his statement a bit:

"The Foreign Ministry's statement was only a response to false allegations on WMD & explanation of guidelines of defensive policy," ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi tweeted on Tuesday.

You've got people talking about forcibly removing you from your country, and you take to "Twitter" to clarify your remarks on weapons of mass destruction?

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