Syria ‘increasingly’ used chemical weapons on own people: Israel

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“I don’t think anybody knows what they are,” he said during a break in meetings at NATO headquarters in Brussels. “I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, ‘Don’t always believe what you read in the newspapers.’”

Regarding the Israeli claim, Mr. Kerry said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday morning and that “I think it’s fair for me to say that he was not in a position to confirm” the remarks made by Gen. Brun.

In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the administration is supports an ongoing “United Nations unified investigation” into whether chemical weapons have been used in Syria.

U.S. authorities are also “engaging in other methods of monitoring the possible use or transmission” of such weapons, he said, but added that he could not “get into great detail on those intelligence related matters.”

“We coordinate closely with our partners, including the French, British and the Israelis,” Mr. Carney saidU

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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...

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