Who committed the attack, IF there was an attack?. They recounted the horrific aftermath of a gas attack, saying the town of Khan Sheikhoun was struck by regime warplanes.
Assad said more U.S. attacks "could happen anytime, anywhere, not only in Syria".
Tillerson, visiting Moscow on Wednesday, addressed the issue of the chemical weapons attack but he stopped short of calling it a war crime.
Rycroft said "samples obtained from Khan Sheikhun" have "tested positive for the nerve agent sarin or a sarin-like substance". Experts have said that only the Syrian regime is likely to have the capability to produce Sarin, a volatile substance with a very short shelf life.
But Assad doubled down on his denials in the interview with AFP, conducted on Wednesday and published on Thursday.
He told Agence France-Presse this week that he wasn't even confident the dead children shown on video were "dead at all". Only footage of first five questions asked by the interviewer was provided to AFP.
You can read the full interview here.
"There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council", said Trump in his statement.
United States military officials said they observed a drone flying over a hospital in Khan Sheikoun that was providing treatment for gas victims. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.
A barrage of USA missiles at a Damascus military airport had not diminished his government's ability to carry out strikes. Much as in 2013, the United States has used protecting the chemical weapons taboo as justification for possible military action. They said ISIS does not have chemical weapons.
The United States and its allies say the Syrian military carried out the attack, something Syria has already denied.
"Our firepower, our ability to attack the terrorists hasn't been affected by this strike".
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the vetoleft Moscow, a key ally of the Syrian government, with "a lot to prove".
Images of the aftermath, showing victims convulsing and foaming at the mouth, sent shockwaves around the world. Three of them died in the hospital. We don't know if they were dead or who committed the attack. The interview was recorded in Damascus by Syrian government cameras and released to other media outlets. He was pictured cradling their dead bodies. "The area is under the control of Al-Nusra Front which is a branch of Al Qaeda" Mr Assad said.
"There was no order to make any attack, we don't have any chemical weapons, we gave up our arsenal a few years ago", Assad said.
Hundreds of people suffered symptoms consistent with a nerve agent in the attack.
The 300 million people now battling depression is an increase of more than 18 percent from rates reported from 2005 to 2015. Every year on April 7, the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) organises World Health Day in celebration of its founding.
Jordan Thompson will face John Isner , who was in excellent form despite losing to Kyrgios on Saturday over three tense sets. Thompson, Australians No. 2 singles behind No. 16 Kyrgios, was a prohibitive underdog against Sock.
Observers had expected at least double the jobs growth in March, which would have held steady with the trends of recent months. In a note to investors, BMO chief economist Douglas Porter described last month's numbers as a "hearty rise".
The combination of factors could keep a lid on oil prices, which have risen in the past six months after a three-year slump. Meanwhile, it said, OPEC's oil production fell by 365,000 barrels a day in March as Nigeria and Libya suffered outages.
Gardner doubled ahead of No. 2 hitter Sanchez in the fifth, and then Sanchez - just 1-for-14 on the season entering that at-bat. Given the position that Sanchez plays - catcher - it will be interesting to see how much time Sanchez will spend on the shelf.
Lundqvist has had great success in the playoffs, posting a save percentage of.921 with a goals-against average of 2.28. They know, however, there are areas to clean up heading into Game 2 on Friday - namely, in front of the opposing net.
Dan Merenstein , a family medicine physician at Georgetown University, doesn't think the new evidence warrants a change. One specialist views the new recommendation as a correction of an error the task force made in 2012.
The Yankees are the second-highest valued sports franchise in the United States behind only the Dallas Cowboys. On the west coast, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the next most valuable franchise with a value of $2.75 billion.
There she began to blog anonymously for the BBC's Urdu language site, campaigning for the right of girls to an education. Girls often lack access to education because they have to work, care for younger siblings or are married early.
With the new bits plugged in, the Demon's V8 can adjust its spark timing to take advantage of the higher-octane fuel. This in turn will create more impressive elapsed times for drag racers behind the wheel of the Dodge Demon.
Rice has come under fire this week amid reports that she was responsible for the unmasking of the identities of Trump associates . Certain government officials such as Rice may request names to be revealed to help them understand the intelligence reports.
Simone Biles heartwarming tribute on 'DWTS'
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Sergio Garcia wins the Masters in sudden-death playoff
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Curry Doubtful For Durant's Likely Return To Action
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Sun block takes sting out of Westbrook's record quest
The Pistons used a 12-1 spurt, capped by four points from Marjanovic, to cut the lead to 94-93 midway through the fourth quarter. Westbrook, meanwhile, finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists plus eight turnovers in 36 minutes.
South Korea Test Fires 800 Kilometre-Range Missile
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Molina Lost a Ball Because It Was Stuck to His Chest Protector
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