Red Cross denies reports of chemicals in Syria

“A statement to this effect came today from Robert Mardini, ICRC’s Head of Operations for the Near and Middle East, as he spoke to Russian journalists at a Moscow conference, organized by the Red Cross and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Mr. Mardini said the Red Cross had no hard evidence that could prove either party in the conflict had used chemical weapons against their enemies.

He added ICRC volunteers had access to almost every Syrian region and vowed the Red Cross would raise this issue, should any proof of a chemical war emerge.