PressTV-Tensions mount amid Syria ‘chemical attack’

Tensions are escalating between the US and Russia as Washington says Moscow “ultimately bears responsibility for these brutal attacks,” in reference to a reported chemical attack the US blames on the Syrian government.

“These reports, if confirmed, are horrifying and demand an immediate response by the international community,” US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Sunday. “The United States continues to use all efforts available to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable… The Assad regime and its backers must be held accountable and any further attacks prevented immediately.”

Russia has dismissed as “bogus” reports of the chemical gas attack in Eastern Ghouta, while Damascus maintains that it has not launched any chemical attacks.

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