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by Ashot Safaryan
Rebels used chemical weapon in Syria. There are materials saying that revels have chemical weapons, political expert, Sarkis Grigoryan, said at today's press-conference.
He think that it is not beneficial to President of Syria Bahar Asad to use chemical weapon at this stage, as the government forces gained success for the last period of time and rebels were splintered. "Moreover, UN experts visited the country, and in such conditions the authorities held back from drastic measures", - he said and added that an incident with chemical weapon may have an ambivalent way upon Asad's positions. "On the one hand, if it is proved that the weapon was used by the opposition, that will mean that Asad does not control the situation in the country. Such a circumstance may free foreign forces' hands, which will use it like the reason to interfere Syria with a purpose to establish peace there. On the other hand, there is a numerous number of citizens in Syria which have a neutral position, and this incident may drive them to join Asad. We have already noticed such tendencies", - Grigoryan said.