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US accuses Russia of possibly tampering with gas attack evidence in Syria

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Russia may have tampered with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma, the U.S. envoy to the global watchdog said on Monday.
"It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site. It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation," said a US official.
A diplomatic source told Reuters evidence may have been removed while inspectors negotiated access with Syrian authorities.
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US to hit Russia with new sanctions over chemical weapons in Syria - but EU looks unlikely to join

US to hit Russia with new sanctions over chemical weapons in Syria - but EU looks unlikely to join

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European Union foreign ministers looked unlikely to join the United States on Monday in imposing new economic sanctions on Russia or Syria over chemical weapons attacks.
The United States is due to announce new economic sanctions on Russia aimed at companies it alleges were dealing with equipment related to chemical weapons.
The European Union has already imposed a range of economic sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, cutting off most diplomatic and economic links, but to no avail.
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