URGENT ¥¥¥ 'Terrorists' must not get Syria chemical arms: Peres

Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons must not be allowed to fall into the hands of terrorist groups, Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Wednesday at a joint news conference with US President Barack Obama.

"Fortunately the Syrian nuclear capacity was destroyed but unfortunately the arsenal of chemical weapons remain. We cannot allow those weapons to fall into terrorists' hands -- it could lead to an epic tragedy," he said in a live statement broadcast on television.