Assad: We Have Weapons That Can Blindside Israel in Seconds

Claiming his chemical weapons stockpile has lost effectiveness as a strategic weapon, Syrian president tells Al-Akhbar he is glad to get rid of that 'burden.'

Syrian president Bashar Assad said Thursday that the chemical weapons in his arsenal have lost their effectiveness as a strategic weapon, and that Syria possesses "more advanced weaponry, which can serve as a deterrent, and blindside Israel within seconds."