Russia rejects allegations pro-Assad forces behind Syria chlorine attack

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MOSCOW (Reuters): Allegations that forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad were to blame for a chlorine attack in Syria’s eastern Ghouta are a provocation aimed at sabotaging a ceasefire in the enclave, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Monday.

Lavrov said a 30-day ceasefire for eastern Ghouta agreed in the U.N. Security Council would take effect once all sides had agreed how it should be implemented, RIA news agency reported.