WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian claim that Syrian civilians died in the explosion of a rebel chemical weapons depot hit by Syrian government aircraft is not credible, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.
The United States continues to believe the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens, the official told Reuters.
Of the Russian claim, the official said: “We find that not credible. We don’t believe it.”
Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama