Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi says the country's chemical weapons stocks are secure and would only be used in the case of a foreign attack.
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There was also concern the weapons might be used to defend the regime.
Makdissi said in a news conference Monday broadcast on state television that the weapons are under the protection of the Syrian army and would never be used "inside Syria."
"Syria will never use (chemical weapons) against Syrians no matter what," Jihad Makdissi told a news conference that was aired on state television.
He added that the security situation in Damascus was improving.
AP and Reuters contributed to this report
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