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USA: Defence Sec. 'confident' chemical weapons used in Syria01:15

USA: Defence Sec. 'confident' chemical weapons used in Syria

United States, Arlington County
April 14, 2018 at 04:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence: "Say the last part again , Tom."

SOT, journalist: "What's your evidence it was delivered by the Syrian regime? Are you quite clear it was?

SOT, Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence: "I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people in this last week, yes. Absolutely confident of it and we have the intelligence level of confidence that we needed to conduct the attack."

SOT, journalist: "As far as the actual chemical used, do you know what it was? Was it nerve agent? Was there chlorine? Do you have a sense of what it was?"

SOT, Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence: "We are very much aware of one of the agents. There may have been more than one agent used. We are not clear on that yet. We know at least one chemical agent was used."

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United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis was ‘confident’ chemical weapons had been used in Syria last week, during a press briefing from the Pentagon in Arlington County on Friday evening.

“I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people in this last week, yes,” said Mattis, responding to a reporter’s question.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford disclosed that Russia had not been notified of the air strikes. We did not do any co-ordination with the Russians on the strikes, or pre-notify them," said Dunford.

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SOT, Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence: "Say the last part again , Tom."

SOT, journalist: "What's your evidence it was delivered by the Syrian regime? Are you quite clear it was?

SOT, Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence: "I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people in this last week, yes. Absolutely confident of it and we have the intelligence level of confidence that we needed to conduct the attack."

SOT, journalist: "As far as the actual chemical used, do you know what it was? Was it nerve agent? Was there chlorine? Do you have a sense of what it was?"

SOT, Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence: "We are very much aware of one of the agents. There may have been more than one agent used. We are not clear on that yet. We know at least one chemical agent was used."

*MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis was ‘confident’ chemical weapons had been used in Syria last week, during a press briefing from the Pentagon in Arlington County on Friday evening.

“I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people in this last week, yes,” said Mattis, responding to a reporter’s question.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford disclosed that Russia had not been notified of the air strikes. We did not do any co-ordination with the Russians on the strikes, or pre-notify them," said Dunford.

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