PARIS (AP) — France says it will provide proof within days that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 90 people.
Speaking Wednesday evening on French TV, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: “We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organize these strikes with chemical weapons.”
He said he couldn’t provide evidence now because analysis is still underway but added: “In a few days I’ll be able to provide proof.”
Assad has denied that he was behind the attack. Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal in 2013.
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Speaking Thursday, French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon called on the United Nations to punish those behind the attack and said “whoever uses chemical weapons should be condemned.”