Last week it came to light that the Syrian government had used sarin gas on its own people. The White House has now accused Russia of engaging in a cover-up in an effort to aid the Syrian government.

In a four-page report written by the National Security Council, American intelligence professionals assert that both Damascus and Moscow had released “false narratives” with the intent of misleading the public.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that there’s “no question that Russia is isolated” in its disbelief of the claims. Mr. Putin vehemently disagreed at the Kremlin on Wednesday, where he hearkened back to the claims made by the United States in 2003 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

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P.C.: Stephen Crowley, NY Times