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US willing to attack Syria even without support from UN, allies

TEHRAN, Aug.29 (MNA) – The US administration says it is willing to take military action against Syria even without the United Nations approval or support from its allies.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says a possible UN rejection of her country’s plan to strike Syria will not dissuade the US administration from going forward.

Russia is most likely to reject United State’s requests to authorize a military action in Syria.

“We cannot be held up in responding by Russia’s intransigence – continued intransigence – at the United Nations,” Marie Harf said. “The situation is so serious that it demands a response.”

Washington and its allies including Britain and France have accused the Syrian government forces of carrying out a recent chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus without providing any evidence.

Damascus has vehemently denied the accusation as baselss.

United Nations inspectors, who are in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government, have yet to release their findings over the attack.

The United Nations secretary general has also said that the UN inspectors in Syria should be given more time to investigate the attack.

“It is essential to establish the facts. A UN investigation team is now on the ground to do just that. Just days after the attack, they have collected valuable samples and interviewed victims and witnesses. The team needs time to do its job,” said Ban Ki-moon in The Hague on Wednesday.

US President Barack Obama in an interview with with PBS NewsHour, however, said that Washington “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out the chemical attack.

He made the remarks as a group of Bush-era neoconservative officials wrote a letter Tuesday to him saying that “the United States and other willing nations should consider direct military strikes against the pillars” of the Syrian government.

By Mehr News Agency


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