April 4, 2017 / 8:40 PM / 4 months ago

Suspected Syria gas attack 'consequence' of U.S. remarks on Assad - Syria opposition

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A suspected Syrian government chemical attack in Syria was a "direct consequence" of recent U.S. statements that it was not now focused on making Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leave power, a Syrian opposition member said on Tuesday.

"The first reaction from Syrians is that this is a direct consequence of American statements about Assad not being a priority and giving him time and allowing him to stay in power," Basma Kodmani told Reuters in Washington.

Reporting by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Andrew Hay

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