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Chemical weapons attack: Syrian FM denies and condemns the allegations

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Published: 12:36 GMT, Apr 6, 2017 |
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The Syrian foreign minister reiterated on Thursday (April 6) the government’s denial it was behind a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of people in northwestern Syria.

The attack on Tuesday (April 4) in Khan Sheikhoun killed at least 70 people, many of them children.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem set conditions on Thursday for any international inquiry into the suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria, saying it must not be “politicised” and should start work from Damascus.

Moualem said the country’s past experience with international inquiries had not been “encouraging”. He indicated the government would only consider the idea of an inquiry if its concerns were addressed.