30 August 2013, 05:24

US officials told lawmakers 'no doubt' on chemical weapons - congressman

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Obama administration officials told lawmakers on a conference call on Thursday that they have "no doubt" chemical weapons were used in Syria and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government had used them, US Representative Eliot Engel, who participated in the call, told Reuters.

The senior administration officials cited evidence including "intercepted communications from high-level Syrian officials" and said they had seen personnel being moved around Damascus that indicated "it was ready for something big like a chemical attack," said Engel, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

Voice of Russia, Reuters

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