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Meantime there are reports today that Syria is ready to use the chemical weapons that it has and some indications that it may have done that.
Frightening news coming out of Damascus and this is according to one of the aside regime's top defectors.
Who has been speaking with the BBC.
-- -- hour right now of America's Newsroom glad to have you with us on this Tuesday I.
Like an account and I'm Bill Hemmer good morning they've been trying to shut this thing down for a year and a half right now and it's not happening but all this is happening now.
As UN negotiator -- Rihanna set to -- with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Russia -- key ally of Syria rejecting sanctions and has vowed to veto a UN resolution.
This week in fact that would authorize military intervention.
-- high level talks going on and -- -- joins us live now he's in our mideast bureau with the very latest on this situation so Leland is there any evidence.
That chemical weapons have already been used in this conflict.
None so far -- they're coming from this defector who is the former Syrian ambassador to Iraq essentially what he is saying is.
I think the regime has used chemical weapons.
And I am sure they will use weapons into the future this guy's name is no mosque far is it the current.
Interview -- did you get into the BBC certainly calls into question his credibility it's important understanding making these kind of accusation.
Get a defector a very large so popular thing you said though which is critical is about the video you're watching now with his amateur video.
Coming out of the capital of Damascus and he said this new fighting inside baskets was -- most intense that we had seen so far will make president.
-- act quote like a wounded wolf.
And that they say it was when president -- will finally break out -- chemical weapons and use them against his own people.
My -- that's exactly the fear Leland that he is feeling cornered.
-- at this point we know that Russian officials have had discussions with some of the opposition to his side that also would make him feel.
A bit cornered an abandoned perhaps and there's also discussion of an al-Qaeda connection to all of this island.
Absolutely and what does it ambassador -- -- factor is saying right now he's is that the regime.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Car bombings all round theory although.
That seems unusual because for a long time al-Qaeda has tried to target the Asad regime.
And take them down we aren't those seen though is the Syrian free army seemed fighting these videos.
The better organized a little bit better armed to the big question going forward these latest accusations about chemical weapons.
And about al-Qaeda whether they are true or not will they inspire the United States NATO or perhaps even roster who you talked about mark that down -- change their position.
-- In a much stronger way out of fear from something that I -- high level factor coming out.
I thought -- accusations of course -- a lot of diplomatic maneuvering while there's a lot of people also still dying and fighting on the ground in Syria Martha back to you.
It feels like there's a shift at least to some extent coming in this conflict and Leland thank you very much for the -- the.
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