Assad faces pressure after chemical attack

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad’s government came under mounting international pressure Thursday after a chemical attack in northern Syria, with even key ally Russia saying its support is not unconditional.

Turkey, meanwhile, said samples from victims of Tuesday’s attack on the northern opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 80 people, indicate they were exposed to sarin, a highly toxic nerve agent.

Syria rejected the accusations, and Moscow warned against apportioning blame until an investigation has been carried out.

Discussions meanwhile continued at U.N. headquarters on a Security Council resolution that would condemn the chemical attack.

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  • rick meek

    Assad isn’t going to face chit —- he has a great many allies just like DC….

  • Cleavis Nowell

    From “Savage Nation”: Phosgene gas (not sarin) from Free Syrian Army long known to possess such. M.Savage ending up waffling a little – possibly afraid of being asked to appear before a Congressional committee. ~ Sean Hannity on Salem Network : The missiles strike was retaliation for Kim Jong Un (N.K.) congratulating Bashar Assad on the anniversary of the Syrian Baath Socialist Party. ~ The Hannity take seems verified by the long standing hostility of Saudi Wahhabia and neo-conservatives toward strong political leaders such as the late Moammar Khadafy of Libya.

  • Grim Reaper

    There does need to be an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While we are busy investigating that war crime, there is another war crime that has gone virtually unreported and that is the use of depleted uranium in our own munitions. That great evil has killed unknown thousands of people from the toxicity that has been released into the battlefield, and made untold numbers sick and disabled. This includes our own troops and allies!!! The use and authorization of these weapons constitutes criminality at the highest levels of the military/industrial/political spectrum. It is a crime in which people at the top who authorized and used these weapons need to be held accountable.

  • John Somers

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