Syria Blasts NATO Plan to Provide Turkey With Patriot Missiles

Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad criticizes NATO's planned transfer of air-defense missiles to the Turkish border and repeated that the Assad regime will not use chemical weapons against its people.

A senior Damascus official on Thursday blasted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's move to provide Turkey with Patriot missiles to be deployed along its border with Syria, denouncing the development as a "provocative" step.