France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

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    AP | Paris

    April 20, 2017 | 05:57 PM
Syria chemical attack

Syria chemical attack (Photo: AFP)

France says it will provide proof within days that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 90 people.

Speaking last evening on French TV, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: "We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organise these strikes with chemical weapons." 

He said he couldn't provide evidence now because analysis is still underway but added: "In a few days I'll be able to provide proof." 

Assad has denied that he was behind the attack. Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal in 2013.

Speaking today, French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon called on the United Nations to punish those behind the attack and said "whoever uses chemical weapons should be condemned."

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