BELGRADE—US Senator John McCain accused Russia on Monday of having cooperated with Syrian government forces in a chemical weapons attack that has killed more than 80 people, including more than a dozen children.
The Republican senator said at a press conference in Belgrade that he believes "the Russians knew about chemical weapons because they were operating exactly from the same base."
He said the US launched cruise missile strikes last week against the Syrian base "in a response of a chemical attack."
"I hope that this behavior by Syria, in what clearly is cooperation with Russia and Syria together, will never happen again," he said.
McCain said the US should take out Syria's air force as part of stopping Syrian President Bashar Assad from repeating such attacks in the future.