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Merkel points finger at Assad regime over Syria ‘chemical attack’


Protesters perform as victims and rescuers as they simulate a chemical attack during a demonstration against chemical attacks in Syria on April 6, 2017 on the Place de la Republique, in Paris. An air strike on rebel-held Khan Sheikhun in the northwestern province of Idlib on April 4, 2017 left scores of civilians dead from a suspected chemical weapons attack. At least 86 people — among them 27 children — were killed, with results from post-mortems performed on victims pointing to possible exposure to sarin, according to Turkish health officials. PHOTO: Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said there were indications that the Syrian regime was responsible for the suspected chemical attack there which left scores dead.

“Unfortunately, there are elements showing that it came from the Assad regime,” Merkel told reporters during a visit to the town of Bad Muskau in eastern Germany, according to a spokesman.

Earlier Thursday the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with its ally Russia, rejected growing international accusations that Damascus was behind the attack in which at least 86 people were killed.

Merkel said it was “scandalous” that there had been no UN Security Council resolution on the suspected chemical attack in which 27 of the victims were children and a further 546 people were injured.

Britain, France and the United States circulated a draft resolution following the strike Tuesday on a rebel-held town in Idlib province in northeast Syria.

It remained unclear whether Russia would support the measure, which was slightly revised following negotiations over the past two days.

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  • John Tosh

    Another stupid Central Intelligence Agency plan. Invite Chinese leader to Florida, entertain him while you distract Russia with Tillerson visit and then sneak up and attack Syria.

    They forget the Chinese can coordinate with with Russians without President Xi being in China.

    Hopefully these fools start the war……. they are the weakest imbeciles on the planet, so everyone can get their hands on these terror sponsoring bastards!

    Meanwhile in Nigeria, Sanusi is a CIA asset and should please keep quiet. The CIA does what it wants, controls Nigeria’s senate by buying a few senators. They should be investigated for CIA Links. Everyone knows Clark, Atiku, El Rufai, Nnamani, and a bunch of others work for the Central Intelligence Agency. Why is the government not cracking down on these CIA agents and spies? Even Adams the Edo state Governor is on the list. Crack down on these CIA agents now.

    There should be a law against working for the CIA in Nigeria. China beware of your investments in Africa.. especially Nigeria. Russia must also be aware a new front has been opened by the CIA in Nigeria.

    A group of less than 50 Nigerian senators most of whom work for the Central Intelligence Agency just passed a law stating the Nigerian elections which have been hack-free has to be electronic. Electronic voting is the key to CIA manipulation of elections all over the world. What this means is, the CIA intends to install the next Nigerian president. There are a few CIA assets in Nigeria for example former president Atiku or El Rufai a governor of a state.

    The CIA intends to electronically hack Nigerian elections thereby installing CIA puppets as leaders of African countries. If this is allowed, then whole of Africa would become a branch of the Central Intelligence Agency and Russia China and a lot of countries would have to deal with the consequence.

    There are millions of people in Africa aware of this CIA plan and would approach the Chinese and Russians with various options. The CIA is only interested in destruction and chaos because in such a system, they are supreme and no one can stop them