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US claims it has proof about Syria chemical attack

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has said the US has "a very high level of confidence" that was responsible for the in the nation.

said in a press briefing on Friday that the US has proof that the was behind this attack, and will "continue to gather information and further assess it", reported.

"I can tell you this. Syria's responsible. We are all in agreement," she said. "We can say that the was behind this attack."

However, she refused to show the evidence, saying the thing was "sensitive."

She also refuted the accusation of in the UN meeting earlier on Friday that Britain was behind the attack, saying tried to "completely change the story" and "turn it upside down."

"The UK, I'm confident in saying, had absolutely nothing to do with it," she added. "It is the assessment of the US government, the British government, the "

Meanwhile, said that "we have evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organising this provocation" in Douma.

Activists and rebels in claimed that Syrian forces used in the attack on April 7 against Douma in the rebel-held area near

The has denied the allegations and called the reports fake news that the West uses to justify attacking the country.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 06:04 IST