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

By REUTERS
August 30, 2013 03:53




WASHINGTON- 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 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.


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