Speaking in his first interview since the incident, Mr Assad said he gave “no order to make any attack” and said “even if we had (chemical weapons) we wouldn’t use them”.
The Syrian leader said it was unclear who carried out the attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, which killed more than 80 people.
He added that videos showing children dying from the attack were “propaganda” designed to prompt the retaliatory US missile strike two days later .
Mr Assad told AFP TV: “It’s not clear whether it happened or not, how can you verify a video? There are a lot of fake videos now.
:: What killed the victims of the Syria gas attack?
“We don’t know whether those dead children were killed in Khan Sheikhoun. Were they dead at all?(tj-As our zionist blogger is for ever showing and telling us these videos of dead and slaughtered are fake , false flag ,made and used to justify retaliation against the chosen attackers)
“Our impression is that the United States,and Israel are hand-in-glove with the terrorists.”
He added he would only allow an investigation into the attack “when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won’t use it for politicized purposes”.
:: Is Russia capable of ending violence in Syria?
On Wednesday, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding a probe, prompting Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to say Moscow had put itself “on the wrong side of the argument”.
Britain’s ambassador to the UN also said UK analysis of samples from Idlib province had detected sarin or a sarin-like substance.
However, Vladimir Safronkov, Russia’s deputy ambassador to the UN, said he was “amazed at this conclusion”.
Prime Minister Theresa May says she believes it is “highly likely” Mr Assad’s forces were behind the deaths, adding that “it is only the regime that has the capability to make such an attack”.(tj-false flag the reason they have the capability has been leaked to the press ,saying the uk approved the sale of two chemicals to Syria when mixed together make sarin gas, no names of the company that sold the chemicals or proof that they were sold to syria have been given, just it took place)
Ties between Russia and the US have been strained in recent days, with Moscow attacking America’s “primitive and loutish” rhetoric over Syria .
Following a meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday, Donald Trump warned relations were “at an all-time low”.
The President later seemed to strike a more conciliatory note and said he expected “things will work out fine” between the US and Russia .(yes of course it will Putin is the puppet master and trump is Pinocchio, boy is his nose growing but he will be the peace maker with PUTIN; saving the day ,my god it is like a bad Victorian melodrama)
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the “level of trust” had “not improved but has rather deteriorated” between the two countries.
The comment is telling because when Mr Trump came to power many thought US-Russia relations would improve from the low point reached during the Obama administration, which saw Russian diplomats expelled during the end of his presidency for alleged election hacking.
tj-So in my humble opinion , it is a false flag attack instigated by the trump regime who are controlled by Putin and Mossad(Israel) ,it is all about control and conquering your enemy,stealing its assets and in the case of Israel increasing the size of Israel so partly achieving their ultimate aim of making the promised land of greater Israel for the Zionist Jews . What really worries me is who is going to come out on top , TRUMP ,PUTIN , OR NETANYAHU BIBI MAYBE THE OUTSIDER IN THIS RACE BUT HE IS ,VERY CLEVER AND MANIPULATES THE SITUATION AND WILL DO WHATEVER HE CAN TO ACHIEVE HIS AIM .A very evil figurehead that is being controlled by the new world order of Zionists . Do not just take my word for it check out david icke , richie allen and many more.