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Germany says Russia, Iran bear responsibility over Syria chemical attack
April 5, 2017 / 11:33 AM / in 7 months

Germany says Russia, Iran bear responsibility over Syria chemical attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany on Wednesday accused Russia and Iran of carrying some responsibility for a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces that killed scores of people in a rebel-held area.

A man breathes through an oxygen mask as another one receives treatments, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

“The federal government sees responsibility lying with Russia and Iran as allies of the Assad regime,” a German government spokeswoman told a regular news conference in Berlin.

“We are convinved that without their massive military support the regime would have long ago had to agree to serious negotiations about a political solution,” she added.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Andrea Shalal

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