Saturday, April 15, 2017
US State Considers Chemical Attack A "War Crime" Carried Out By The Assad Regime
In response to Assad's remarks, which considered that the "chemical attack" on Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria "fabricated one hundred percent" by the West and the United States, he said US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Assad "Unfortunately, (...) is trying to provide information wrong and sow confusion. "
He said during the daily press conference: "Frankly, this is also a tactic we've seen in the past on the part of Russia."
Toner reiterated to say "There is no doubt that the recent attacks and the attack with chemical weapons (in the province) Idlib (implemented) by the Syrian government and the Syrian regime."
He stressed that "this is not a violation of the laws of war, but we believe is a war crime." During his visit to Moscow Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the chemical attack, but he did not use the term "war crime".
And he raised the possibility Tillerson criminal proceedings through, including the stage against Assad himself, against the background of the chemical attack, but he warned of the existence of significant legal obstacles in this context. Near / Plaster