Syria officially confirmed it owns stockpiles of chemical weapons, the BBC reported on Monday.
The acknowledgment is not surprising when one considers Syria is a stalwart non-signatory of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which outlaws the development and use of chemical weapons.
The announcement comes after tense speculation over the security of the country’s arsenal. What happens if the Free Syria Army gains control of mustard gas? Would President Bashar al-Assad use chemical agents as a last resort?
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