US Secretary of State John Kerry
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John Kerry: US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'

2 September 2013 Last updated at 02:49 BST

The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

He said samples from hair and blood gathered after the attack "tested positive for signatures of sarin".

The US blames the Syrian government for the 21 August attack. President Barack Obama has vowed punitive action but wants Congress to vote on it first.

Jonny Dymond reports.