In Rush to Strike Syria, U.S. Tried to Derail U.N. Probe by Gareth Porter

Posted: August 28, 2013 in News, Syria
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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
August 27, 2013

After initially insisting that Syria give United Nations investigators unimpeded access to the site of an alleged nerve gas attack, the administration of President Barack Obama reversed its position on Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to get the U.N. to call off its investigation.The administration’s reversal, which came within hours of the deal reached between Syria and the U.N., was reported by the Wall Street Journal Monday and effectively confirmed by a State Department spokesperson later that day.

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