United States says chemical attack by Syrian government 'undeniable'

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United States says chemical attack by Syrian government 'undeniable'

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The United States has blamed the Syrian Government for the use of chemical weapons against its people last week.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that President Barrack Obama was considering a response and signalled that the country will act on Syria.

Kerry, said that “the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable”.

Russia, an ally of Syria, has warned against the use of military action from Western nations.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out that there is no proof the Damascus government is behind the alleged chemical attacks.

Speaking in Moscow he said that the “consequences of external intervention not sanctioned by the international community will only risk worsening the situation in the country”.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told Russian newspaper Izvestia that the accusations that his administration used chemical weapons was politically motivated.

UN chemical weapons inspectors came under fire on Monday while en route to the sites in the Damascus area where the alleged chemical attacks took place. They are reported to have interviewed witnesses, survivors and medical staff. They also collected samples from two hospitals.