April 21, 2014
The United States has seen indications that a toxic industrial chemical was used in Syria this month, the State Department said Monday.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters there are signs that “toxic industrial chemicals” were used in a village controlled by rebels and it was “probably chlorine.” She declined to describe the chlorine as a chemical weapon.
Obama administration officials are still “looking into these reports,” she said.
“We’re still determining what the best mechanism is to get to the bottom of the facts.”