Syria rejects United States claiming of chemical weapon use as "lies"

US may use force after Syria found to have developed new chemical weapons

Declining to specify how serious a chemical attack would have to be to draw a fresh U.S. military response the USA official said,"We reserve the right to use military force to prevent or deter the use of chemical weapons". Mattis told reporters that sarin gas is something that has been weaponized and that "we are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use, the likelihood of sarin use, and we're looking for the evidence".

"You all have seen how we reacted to that, so the Syrian government would be ill-advised to go back to violating the chemical convention", Mattis said.

The characteristics of recent alleged attacks suggest Syria is producing chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to destroy its program.

Syria has denied using illegal chemicals. "We think that they didn't carry out what they said they'd do", Mattis.




"We're looking for evidence of it, since clearly we are dealing with the Assad regime that has used denial and deceit to hide their outlaw actions", he said.

Mattis also said on Friday that the US government was concerned about the Syrian government's use of sarin gas, but acknowledged that he did not have evidence to prove that it was using the nerve agent. Mattis hinted at such action on Friday, referencing a USA missile strike on a Syrian military airfield past year. Washington has acknowledged supporting anti-Assad groups on several occasions.

The Trump administration says that they reserve right to take military action against the Syrian government if needed to prevent or deter use of chemical weapons. In the past two years, a joint United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inquiry found the Syrian government used the nerve agent sarin and several times used chlorine as a weapon.

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