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U.S.: Intelligence points to small-scale use of sarin in Syria

Posted By admin On April 25, 2013 @ 11:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled

CNN [1]
April 25, 2013

The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it.

When asked if the intelligence community’s conclusion pushed the situation across President Barack Obama’s “red line” that could potentially trigger more U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war, Hagel said U.S. officials are still assessing the situation and need all the facts.

In a letter to lawmakers, the White House cautioned that given “the stakes involved and what we have learned from our own recent experience, intelligence assessments alone are not sufficient. Only credible and corroborated facts that provide us with some degree of certainty will guide our decision making.”

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[1] CNN : http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/25/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html

[2] France: Sarin gas used in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-sarin-gas-used-in-syria.html

[3] Israel to scale down intelligence in Iran – officials: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-to-scale-down-intelligence-in-iran-officials.html

[4] Russian inquiry to UN: Rebels, not Army, behind Syria Aleppo sarin attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-inquiry-to-un-rebels-not-army-behind-syria-aleppo-sarin-attack.html

[5] Turkey Scrambles F-16s On Syria Border As US Intelligence Says Syrian Story Was Correct All Along: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-scrambles-f-16s-on-syria-border-as-us-intelligence-says-syrian-story-was-correct-all-along.html

[6] UN: Syria now in full-scale civil war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-syria-now-in-full-scale-civil-war.html

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