U.S. accuses Assad of "destroying evidence"Source: Tanjug
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that chemical weapons were used in Syria and accused President Bashar al-Assad of "destroying evidence."
Kerry said that the U.S. had more information about these attacks and that it would be published in the next few days.
The U.S. official also stated that the shelling of the area after the alleged chemical attack "is not the behavior of a government that is trying to cooperate with UN investigators trying to assess what happened."
Hundreds of people died in the attack in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used.
Assad, in the meantime, denied the use of chemical weapons.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron to tell him that so far there was no evidence that the Syrian forces used chemical weapons against the rebels, according to Cameron's office.
President Barack Obama is considering an appropriate response to the use of chemical weapons, but has not yet decided on the issue, said White House spokesman Jay Carney. He added that there was no timeframe in which Obama should make the decision.
"There is almost no doubt that the Syrian regime is to blame," said Carney.
This spokesman was also quoted as saying by Reuters that it was "undisputed" that chemical weapons were used and that it was a violation of international norms.