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September 18, 2013 8:49 am

Russia’s FM Lavrov Calls for Ghouta Attack to be ‘Impartially, Objectively, Professionally Investigated’ After UN Report

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Photo: WikiCommons.

CBS News – Russia all but dismissed Wednesday a report by United Nations weapons inspectors who visited the Damascus suburbs to investigate the facts surrounding an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, and said Syria had handed over evidence allegedly showing it was rebel forces who carried out the attack.

The U.S., Britain, and France, along with many other nations and global organizations, concluded even before the U.N. report was published on Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military fired the rockets containing sarin gas into the Ghouta suburbs early that morning. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made it clear Tuesday that Moscow, however, remains unconvinced, calling for the Ghouta attack to be “impartially, objectively, professionally investigated.”

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