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Christiane Amanpour To Bashar Ja'afari, Syria's UN Ambassador: 'How Do You Sleep At Night?' (VIDEO)

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CNN's Christiane Amanpour grilled Bashar Ja'afari, Syria's UN Ambassador, on Tuesday about his country's alleged use of chemical weapons.

The Obama administration and the British government have accused Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime of using chemical weapons on the Syrian people. The Telegraph reported last week that Ja'afari made an "outlandish" claim to the newspaper that it was the UK who supplied rebel fighters with chemical weapons.

"Nobody believes you basically, because everything you've said -- not just you but your government, everything you've said over the last two and a half years have simply been swatted away by the facts," Amanpour told Ja'afari on Tuesday.

She added, "How do you sleep at night, Mr. Ja'afari, defending regime government that has caused so much bloodshed and that has really crossed the line from any kind of civil war into weapons of mass destruction, into one of the highest crimes of international law. How do you personally sleep at night?"

Ja'afari denied that Syria has used chemical weapons, and said once again that the country has been a victim of "interference in its domestic affairs by foreign intelligences."

(h/t Jeremy Scahill)

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