France's Ayrault says Assad's comments on Syria chemical attack are lies

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 2:39 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dismissed as lies and propaganda on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that a poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication".

Ayrault made the comment during a joint media briefing in Beijing with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

(Reporting by Dominique Patton; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Paul Tait)