Nawaf Fares
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Syria: Assad regime 'ready to use chemical weapons'

The most senior Syrian politician to defect to the opposition has told the BBC the regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if it is cornered.

Nawaf Fares, ex-ambassador to Iraq, said unconfirmed reports indicated such weapons may have already been used.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 16 Jul 2012
Go to next video: Owen: Russia key to Syria solution