THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The director-general of the global chemical weapons watchdog expressed confidence Monday in a report into a deadly attack in Syria last year that has been called into question in a leaked letter.

Fernando Arias used his opening statement to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ annual meeting to publicly support the report issued in March by an OPCW fact-finding mission that found “reasonable grounds” that chlorine was used in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma.

The mission wasn’t mandated to attribute blame for the attack, but the U.S., Britain and…



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