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US statement on Syria’s use of chemical weapons

Text of a statement by Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes on the use of chemical weapons in Syria:

At the president’s direction, the United States government has been closely monitoring the potential use of chemical weapons within Syria. Following the assessment made by our intelligence community in April, the President directed the intelligence community to seek credible and corroborated information to build on that assessment and establish the facts with some degree of certainty. Today, we are providing an updated version of our assessment to Congress and to the public.

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