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US News White House: 'High confidence' Syria responsible for chemical attack

01:50  14 april  2018
01:50  14 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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The U.S. has a "very high confidence " that the Syrian government was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack in a suburb of Damascus last weekend, the White House said Friday. "We have a very high confidence that Syria was responsible and

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The U.S. has a © associated Press The U.S. has a "very high confidence" that the Syrian government was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack in a suburb of Damascus last weekend, the White House said Friday. The U.S. has a "very high confidence" that the Syrian government was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack in a suburb of Damascus last weekend, the White House said Friday.

"We have a very high confidence that Syria was responsible and, once again, Russia's failure to stop them and their continued disaction on this front has been part of the problem," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also said Friday that the U.S. has proof that the Syrian government was responsible for the attack on Douma that left dozens of civilians dead.

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"We can say that the Syrian government was behind the attack," Nauert told reporters at a press briefing.

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The comments from the Trump administration officials are among the most explicit to date blaming the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the chemical strike.

Syria and its allies - Russia and Iran - have denied that Assad's government used chemical weapons. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed the United Kingdom on Friday for staging the attack, an accusation the U.K. dismissed as a "blatant lie."

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WASHINGTON — The White House accused Russia on Tuesday of engaging in a cover-up of the Syrian government’s role in a chemical weapons attack last week He said only Moscow and what he described as the “failed states” of Syria , North Korea and Iran disputed Damascus’s responsibility .

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a person posing for the camera © Provided by The Hill Investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Syria on Thursday, and are set to begin a fact-finding mission in Douma on Saturday.

MSNBC also reported Thursday that blood and urine samples obtained by the U.S. from victims of the chemical strike tested positive for chlorine gas and a nerve agent. While the report did not identify the nerve agent, the Syrian government is believed to have used sarin on multiple occasions throughout the country's seven-year civil war.

Nauert said Friday that U.S. officials were still working to determine which chemicals were used in the Douma strike.

The dispute over the chemical attack has led to a bitter back-and-forth between Russia and the leaders of the U.S., France and Britain.

President Trump this week threatened a retaliatory strike on Syria, though it's unclear when - or if - such an attack will materialize.

The U.K. and France have also expressed support for a potential response to the chemical attack in Douma.

Russia has 'not tampered' with Douma site: Lavrov .
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday denied that Moscow was interfering with evidence of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria after Britain said international inspectors were not being allowed into the site in Douma. "I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site," Lavrov told BBC's Hardtalk programme.He also said that the evidence of a chemical attack carried out by Syrian forces cited by Britain, France and the United States had been based "on media reports and social media".Lavrov denied that any chemical attack had taken place, telling the BBC: "What did take place was the staged thing".

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