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Sarin gas used in Syria attack, Kerry says

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/01/2013

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The Obama administration asserted Sunday for the first time that the Syrian government used sarin nerve gas to kill more than 1,400 people in the world’s gravest chemical weapons attack in 25 years as the White House intensified pressure on a skeptical Congress to authorize punitive military strikes against Damascus.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry said new laboratory tests showed traces of sarin, an extremely toxic nerve agent, in the blood and hair of emergency workers who responded Aug. 21 to the scene of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs.
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"Sarin gas used in Syria attack, Kerry says", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 14/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/sarin-gas-used-in-syria-attack-kerry-says