No proof that Syria government behind chemical strike: Russia
MOSCOW (AP) - Western nations that are calling for military action against Syria have no proof that the Syrian government is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.
France, Britain, Israel and some US congressmen have said military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime should be an option if it has used such weapons. A UN team is on the ground investigating the Aug 21 attack that left hundreds dead.
Mr Lavrov said in a televised news conference on Monday that the countries calling for action have assumed the role of "both investigators and the UN Security Council" in probing the incident.
"They cannot produce evidence, but keep on saying that the 'red line' has been crossed and they cannot wait any longer," he said.