U.S. says sarin gas used in Syrian chemical weapons attack
Describing it as a very important new development, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took to the airwaves Sunday to say there was proof sarin was used in last month's attack.
"We have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin."
This is the first time the U.S. government has singled out the use of a specific chemical in the attack that killed over 14-hundred people.
Kerry's comments come after President Obama said he would seek congressional approval for air strikes against Syria, a move that will hold up a strike for at least nine days.
"I don't believe that my former colleagues in the United States Senate and the House will turn their backs on all of our interests, on the credibility of our country, on the norm with respect to the enforcement of the prohibition against the use of chemical weapons which has been in place since 1925."
Backing from Congress won't be easy with many Democrats and Republicans weary of war and uneasy about intervening in the Syrian conflict.
Speaking to NBC Sunday, Republican Senator Rand Paul said he didn't see American interests on either side of the Syrian war adding that the Senate might back Obama, but the vote was far from a slam-dunk case in the House.
Kerry did not mention if Obama would go ahead with the strike without Congress' backing but did say the president had the right to attack without its support.
The House and the Senate are expected to vote on the week of September 9th.
Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.
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