US - Syria used chemical weapons on a small scale

Friday 26 April 2013 11.57
A spokesperson said, however, that such assessments were not enough and that 'credible and corroborated' facts were needed
A spokesperson said, however, that such assessments were not enough and that 'credible and corroborated' facts were needed

The White House has said that the US intelligence community assesses with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on a small scale.

A spokesperson said, however, that such assessments were not enough and that "credible and corroborated" facts were needed.

"Given the stakes involved, and what we have learned from our own recent experiences, intelligence assessments alone are not sufficient - only credible and corroborated facts that provide us with some degree of certainty will guide our decision-making," Miguel Rodriguez, White House director of the office of legislative affairs, said in a letter to lawmakers.