On Wednesday’s edition of ‘Good Morning Britain,’ UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says ‘all the evidence’ suggests that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is behind a gruesome chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria.
The Russian and Syrian governments claim they are not behind the chemical attack, but some evidence provided by Russia suggests that their forces might have accidentally bombed a rebel-held chemical weapons stash with conventional weapons, triggering the release of the illegal weapons.
“I’ve seen absolutely nothing to suggest, or to lead us to think that it is anything but the regime. And all the evidence I have — there may be more to come out on this — all the evidence I has seen suggest this was the Assad regime who did it with foreknowledge that they were using illegal weapons in a barbaric attack on their own people,” Johnson said Wednesday morning ahead of NATO and UN meetings about the attack.
State-backed media from Turkey is reporting that the chemical used was a nerve agent, and that the Russian Defense Ministry is claiming that the Syrian government targeted a rebel-held chemical weapons store.