U.N. inspectors' report shows Assad government behind attack: France

MOSCOW Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:04am EDT

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius attend a news conference in Moscow, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius attend a news conference in Moscow, September 17, 2013.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A report by U.N. inspectors who investigated an August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria leaves no doubt about the responsibility of President Bashar al-Assad's government, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday.

"When you look at the amount of sarin gas used, the vectors, the techniques behind such an attack, as well as other aspects, it seems to leave no doubt that the (Assad) regime is behind it," Fabius told journalists after a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow.

(Reporting by John Irish; Writing by Nicholas Vinocur; Editing by Alison Williams)

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