31 Aug '13, 2pm

UN experts leave Syria as U.S. edges toward strike: U.N. experts who collected samples from last week's ... #army

U.N. experts who collected samples from last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria for the Netherlands on Saturday, hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against the Syrian regime his administration blames for the attack. In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Obama not to rush into a decision . The Russian leader implied the chemical attack came from among the rebels, saying he was convinced it was a provocation carried out by those who wanted to draw in the United States. If the Americans have evidence to the contrary they should present it to the United Nations inspectors and the U.N. Security Council, he said. "If there is evidence it should be presented," Putin said. "If it is not presented, that means it does not exist." Russia is one of Syrian President Bashar Assad's staunchest all...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130831/NEWS08/308310001

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