RT America - April 12, 2018
Proof or no proof? US officials conflicted on Syria ‘chemical attack’
Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified before the House Armed Services Committee that the United States is still looking for evidence of the chemical attack in Douma. Meanwhile, Ambassador Nikki Haley went on record at the United Nations Security Council that the US has proof. RT America’s Manila Chan reports.
US attack on Syria would be a ‘war crime’ – former CIA agent
RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou to discuss just how much intelligence US actually has on what is happening in Syria. Unless one has people on the ground, cultivated over the course of several years, it’s very difficult to verify information on who committed the suspected chemical attack, Kiriakou explains. Military action by the US, he says, would be ‘clearly a violation of the United Nations charter, which makes it a war crime.’
Europe: Condemnations of Syria ‘chemical attack’, but no commitment to strike
The leaders of Germany, France and Great Britain have condemned Syrian President Bashar Assad for the alleged chemical attack over the weekend, but have not committed to the US States in a strike on Syria. RT’s Yulia Shapovalova has the latest.