RIA Novosti 
May 7, 2013
Iran accused Western powers on Tuesday of helping Syrian rebels gain access to chemical weapons.
“Women and children in Syria are dying from the use of different types of weapons, including chemical weapons, which fall into terrorist hands with the support of Western states,” an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
The Syrian government refers to rebels fighting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad as “terrorists.”
Both sides in the more than two-year civil war in Syria have accused each other of using chemical weapons in recent months.
A White House spokesman said on Monday that the US did not believe that rebels had used chemical weapons.