Sarin gas used in attack, says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" September 1, 2013. Courtesy NBC News

As he urged the US Congress to vote for military action against the Syrian regime, Secretary of State John Kerry said on September 1 the US government has obtained proof sarin gas was used in a Damascus attack. Hair and blood samples given to the US from emergency workers on the scene of last month’s attack in the Syrian capital have showed signs of the powerful sarin nerve gas, Kerry told NBC and CNN television. Kerry blitzed the Sunday morning TV talk shows to relaunch his bid to build the case for US military strikes in Syria after President Barack Obama called for Congress to vote to authorize action. He urged his former colleagues in Congress to give Obama a green-light for strikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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