Syrian Opposition PM Says No Dialogue With Assad 3/19/13
ISTANBUL - The Syrian opposition's newly elected interim prime minister has ruled out dialogue with President Bashar Assad's regime.
In a speech in Istanbul following his election Tuesday, Ghassan Hitto says "there is no place" for dialogue with the Assad regime.
He also said all members of the regime who have committed crimes will be tried.
Meanwhile, Syria's information minister says a chemical weapon fired by rebels on a village in the north of the country is the "first act" by the opposition interim government announced in Istanbul. He says the missile containing "poisonous gases" was fired from Nairab district in Aleppo into Khan al-Assal village on today.
He says 16 people were killed and 86 wounded in the attack.
Rebels have denied the accusation and say regime forces fired the weapon.