US Secretary of State John Kerry said samples obtained by the US reveal Sarin was used in the August 21 attack in Damascus. US President Barack Obama is seeking congressional approval for military intervention.
UN investigators are trying to determine who is responsible for a sarin gas attack in Syria that left 87 people dead. Western powers say Syria is responsible for the attack while Russia has questioned the investigation.
Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Gabriel accused the Syrian regime, which Russia backs in the region, of war crimes.
The White House has claimed that it has identified plans for another chemical weapons attack in Syria. It warned of drastic action should Assad use chemical weapons.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
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