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White House condemns Syria chemical attack, blames Assad

AFP , Tuesday 4 Apr 2017
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The White House on Tuesday confirmed a "reprehensible" and "intolerable" chemical attack had taken place in Syria and pinned the blame squarely on Bashar al-Assad's regime.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump had been briefed extensively on the attack, and suggested it was in the "best interest" of the Syrians for Assad not to lead the country.

"Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible," Spicer said, saying the administration was "confident" in its assessment that Assad was to blame.

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