Following Washington’s failed attempt to provide some evidence of the Syrian government’s involvement into the chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, France repeated the move… but also failed to provide some evidence.
— France Diplomacy?? (@francediplo_EN) April 26, 2017
The six-page document – drawn up by France intelligence services and seen (!) by Reuters said Paris was able to conclude that Assad forces were responisble for the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4. The conclusion is allegedly based on samples that they had obtained from the impact strike on the ground, and a blood sample from a victim.
“We know, from a certain source, that the process of fabrication of the samples taken is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories,” Reuters quoted French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. “This method is the signature of the regime and it is what enables us to establish the responsibility of the attack. We know because we kept samples from previous attacks that we were able to use for comparison.”
However, it looks Paris decided to avoid revealing the full text of the document. Interesting why?
UPDATED (12:25 CET): The full text of the report in English could be found here (LINK).
Let’s just recall the story with Wanishton’s “declassified” report on the same issue: