U.S. secretary of state warns Assad regime over chemical weapons
In related news, the visiting U.S. secretary of state issued a warning in Prague to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the deployment of chemical weapons against inhabitants, although she would not say what steps the United States would take if the weapons were used. Mrs. Clinton said democratic governments throughout the world were closely watching developments in Syria. Her Czech counterpart Karel Schwarzenberg warned about the situation in the country being increasingly chaotic and said it was not clear what would happen if a rebellious group got hold of chemical weapons. The U.S. secretary of state said the Czech Republic had ample knowledge of processing chemical, biological and other arsenals, stressing that cooperation with Prague would be very important in the event that Mr Assad´s regime fell and international forces were deployed in Syria.