Syria

White House Sends More Evidence on Syria Chemical Use to Congress

Still not being called back into session though

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The Obama administration on Thursday gave American lawmakers what it called fresh evidence that Syria's government was behind a chemical weapons attack, but faced strong resistance to military action from both US political parties and a stinging rejection from Britain, a key ally.

During a conference call at the end of a difficult day for the White House, US officials told members of Congress there was "no doubt" that chemical weapons were used in Syria last week. Obama aides cited intercepted communications of Syrian officials and evidence of movements by Syria's military around Damascus before the attack that killed more than 300 people, said US Representative Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.