Syrian Information Minister Omran al Zoubi said in an interview with CNN on Thursday that the use of chemical weapons is a red line for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
"President Obama says chemical weapons are a red line," Zoubi said.
"Then he is in direct accordance with President Assad who
also thinks that chemical weapons are a red line."
Zoubi told CNN that a hard-line Islamist rebel group has used chemical weapons during the civil war and his government "would never use" such munitions "if we had them."