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August 26, 2013 10:49 pm

Kerry Confirms Chemical Weapons Use in Syria, U.S. Says Syrian Government Responsible

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

New York Times – WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the use of chemical weapons in attacks on civilians in Syria last week was undeniable and that the Obama administration would hold the Syrian government accountable for what he called a “moral obscenity” that has shocked the world’s conscience.

In some of the most aggressive language used yet by the administration, Mr. Kerry accused the Syrian government of the “indiscriminate slaughter of civilians” and of cynical efforts to cover up its responsibility for what he called a “cowardly crime.”

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