The U.S. government said today that it is unable to conclusively determine that chemical weapons were used in Syria, as it is scrambling to gather all possible information on what happened in the war-torn country that reportedly killed hundreds of people.
“At this time, right now, we are unable to conclusively determine CW (chemical weapons) use, but we are focused every minute of every day since these events happened yesterday on doing everything possible within our power to nail down the facts,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a news briefing.
U.S. President Barack Obama has directed the intelligence community to “urgently gather additional information” on the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces. “That is our focus on this end,” Psaki said. Read more at Xinhua.