Kerry announces ‘strong evidence’ of chemical weapons in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (CNN)- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is strong evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria.
Monday afternoon, Kerry said President Obama “will be making an informed decision about how to respond” to findings and “believes there must be accountability” for those who use chemical weapons.
The findings come after U.N. chemical weapons inspectors reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical attack.
The Syrian government agreed to grant the inspectors full access to battle sites on Sunday.
It also said its army would stop hostilities while U.N. inspectors were on the ground.
However, unidentified snipers shot multiple times at a vehicle used by the U.N. team.
Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.
According to opposition spokesmen, more than 1,300 people died by gas in one attack by Syrian forces.
They showed gruesome video of rows of dead bodies, including women and children.
However, Syrian leaders say it is the rebels using poisonous gas against their troops.
CNN is reporting that sources say there is evidence pointing to government forces using the chemical weapons that goes beyond video and pictures.
President Obama has said that he does not envision U.S. troops on the ground in Syria.
Political experts say some sort of action may need to be taken to protect U.S. interests in the region.