Russia Says No Proof Assad Was Behind Chemical Attack [Photo]
Russia and France sharply disagreed on Tuesday over a report by U.N. chemical arms investigators that assigned blame for hundreds killed in Syria as a result of chemical weapons attacks. The disagreement underscores the difficulties in reaching an agreement on the proper course of action to take at the U.N. Security Council. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the report hadn’t produced any proof that President Bashar al-Assad’s troops carried out the August 21 attack, and they believe the attacks were carried out by rebel forces. France on the other hand blames Assad’s government forces and backs President Barack Obama for military action against Syria.