Russia: No proof Assad behind chemical attack

A U.N. chemical weapons expert meets a person affected by an apparent gas attack, at a hospital where she is being treated in Damascus' suburb of ZamalkaBy Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and France disagreed radically on Tuesday over a report by U.N. investigators into a chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people in Syria, highlighting the problems agreeing on action at the United Nations Security Council. Sitting beside French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at a news conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the report had produced no proof that President Bashar al-Assad’s troops carried out the August 21 attack and that Russia still suspected rebels forces were behind it. …

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