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France says tests from Syria show sarin use
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:02:04 AM »
Via al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/06/201364162746275230.html

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France says it is certain that the nerve agent sarin has been used in Syria on several occasions following tests it has carried out on samples recovered from the country.

"These tests show the presence of sarin in various samples in our possession," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the test results had been handed to the United Nations.

The Syrian regime and the opposition have traded accusations that the other side have used chemical weapons during the two-year-long conflict.

"We have no doubt that the gas is being used ... the laboratory tests are clear," he told France 2 television about the bllod and hair samples later on Tuesday. "There is no doubt that the regime and its accomplices" are using them, he added.

France has been testing samples of suspected chemical weapon elements for several weeks, including some smuggled out by reporters from the French daily Le Monde.

"It would be unacceptable that those guilty of these crimes remain unpunished," Fabius said.

More at link, including video report.

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Re: France says tests from Syria show sarin use
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 09:09:45 AM »
Britain joins France in saying nerve gas used in Syria
The British Foreign Office found the presence of sarin gas in several samples from Syria a day after the French government said there was 'no doubt' the chemical weapon was used by Assad's forces.

More here: http://news.yahoo.com/britain-joins-france-saying-nerve-gas-used-syria-123849612.html
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Re: France says tests from Syria show sarin use
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 11:26:38 PM »
Sooner or later, we'll learn that Obama and Clinton authorized the provision of sarin to the Syrian "rebels".

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Re: France says tests from Syria show sarin use
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 11:28:06 PM »
I'd like to know how they can prove who actually used it.

Islamists would think nothing of killing some of their own just to blame Assad and get other countries to join the fight.
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