U.N. spokesman says suggestion that U.N. is somehow stepping aside to allow U.S. strikes on Syria is ‘grotesque’
Obama to deliver statement on Syria at White House at 1:15 pm today
U.S. House members to get classified White House briefing on Syria on Sunday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence agencies publicly disclosed on Friday some of the information that led to a “high-confidence” assessment that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack on neighborhoods outside Damascus.
But the declassified intelligence report also showed what the U.S. government does not have: clear evidence that Assad personally ordered the attack, and physiological evidence confirming what caused the deaths of an estimated 1,429 Syrians on August 21.