Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his country is capable of confronting any military intervention from the United States and its allies.
According to state television he made the comments during a meeting with Iranian officials in Damascus on Sunday.
In the United States, Secretary of State John Kerry told two television networks that the U.S. government had obtained evidence that proves sarin gas was used in an attack in the Syrian capital last month in which they claim 1,400 people were killed.
He said: “A very important recent development is that in the last 24 hours we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin”.
Kerry added that a “case is building” against the Syrian regime, however it has yet to be presented to the public.
In France, it’s been reported that authorities there will declassify intelligence documents detailing Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.