However, the report also accused the opposition of hostage taking, torture and the executions of soldiers and others it has captured.
Jouejati admits there have been abuses but said no one can suggest "by any stretch of the imagination that those abuses can be compared in scope, range, or deadliness to the regime's indiscriminate use of Scud missiles, cluster bombs, barrel bombs, and napalm."
More concern about refugees
Meanwhile, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees has called for donor nations to step up funding to help refugees fleeing Syria.
Antonio Guterres warned of serious repercussions if funding is not ramped up.
"This is not just any crisis. It requires a special mechanism of support," he said after meeting with Jordanian officials Wednesday.
Normal humanitarian aid budgets are simply not enough, he said, and if more money does not pour in, "the consequences could be devastating for the Syrian people and for regional stability," he said.
The death toll mounts
For all the talk, for all the concern, there's little evident change in the situation on the ground in Syria: more violence and more death.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists, documented 132 new deaths on Thursday, among them 13 children and six women.
That tally includes 35 killed in what the LCC called a "massacre committed by the regime's army" in Hasakeh in northeast Syria. The group also reported at least 37 deaths in and around Damascus and 18 in Daraa province.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Service reported that government troops "chased members of terrorist groups" -- its description of rebel fighters -- in one Damascus countryside community while launching "two qualitative operations" in other communities around the Syrian capital.
SANA reported on developments in many locales elsewhere around the country, indicating government troops success in inflicting casualties and destroying enemy arms and equipment.
CNN cannot independently verify death tolls or other accounts of violence in Syria.
Last month, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said about 70,000 people had been killed in the conflict.