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GERMANY BRANDS SYRIA SUSPECTED GAS ATTACK A ‘WAR CRIME’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday branded the deadly suspected chemical attack in Syria a "war crime" and demanded Russia and Iran put pressure on their ally President Bashar al-Assad.

Berlin said "Russia and Iran, as allies of the Assad regime, carry a responsibility" for the attack on Tuesday that killed scores of people in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun.

Germany "again urges the Russian and Iranian governments to push ... the Assad regime toward an immediate halt of all military operations and to respect the agreed ceasefire", she said."--AFP

Source: National News Agency