Russia: Data on chemical arms use by Assad fabricated

MOSCOW – A senior pro-Kremlin Russian lawmaker said on Friday that information on the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces was fabricated and suggested the United States would use it to justify intervention in the conflict.

US claims of Assad’s chemical weapons are lies – Pushkov

“The data about Assad’s use of chemical weapons is fabricated by the same facility that made up the lies about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Obama is walking George W. Bush’s path,” the head of the Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee Aleksey Pushkov tweeted.

US studying Syria no-fly zone near Jordan border’

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ANKARA – The United States is studying setting up a limited no-fly zone in Syria close to the southern border with Jordan, two senior Western diplomats in Turkey said on Friday.

Their comments, confirmed by a third regional diplomat, came after Washington said it would step up military assistance to rebels battling President Bashar Assad in response to what it said was proof of chemical weapons use by Assad’s forces.

Video for anyone who hasn’t seen it. Tis short, just watch it. Unbelievable.

Syria calls US chemical weapons claims ‘lies’, ‘fabrications’ – @AFP



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