U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday there was “strong evidence” that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against rebel forces, according to AFP.
“This fight is about the terrible choices that the Assad regime has made with its willingness to kill anywhere... to use gas, which we believe there is strong evidence of use of,” Kerry said during a Google+ hangout.
The U.S. government cited for the first time two weeks ago the Syrian regime’s possible use of chemical weapons against its own people, but President Barack Obama stressed there was insufficient proof to determine whether a “red line” had been crossed, AFP reported.
Earlier Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said tests were conducted on Syrian casualties, which arrived in Turkey, suggesting chemical weapons may have been used by Syrian security forces.
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