syria chemical weapons

Int'l inspection vehicles arrive at Syria chemical weapons attack site

The US State Department said that Russia and Syria are attempting to "sanitize" the site where the chemical weapons attack is said to have taken place.

By REUTERS
20/04/2018
Bashar Assad
Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

Despite Western airstrikes, the Syrian government continued its advance, with Russian and Iranian aid.

By REUTERS
19/04/2018
Joint List slams Erdan for 'incitement' against Odeh

Yusuf Jabreen: US Syria strike is part of an “American attempt to dictate its plans in the region, including Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem.”

A girl looks on following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria
Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, U.S. envoy says

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Moscow had interfered with any evidence.

By REUTERS
16/04/2018
An Israeli air force F-15 fighter jet flies during an exhibition as part of a graduation ceremony
Military source: Israel conducted April 9 strike on Syrian airbase

Israel, which has often struck Syrian army locations during its neighbor's seven-year civil war, has neither confirmed nor denied mounting the raid.

By REUTERS
16/04/2018
U.S. President Obama greets President-elect Trump in the White House Oval Office in Washington
Trump, Obama combo finally starts to enforce chemical weapons treaty

An analysis on what the repercussions of the US strikes in Syria might mean for the use of chemical weapons in smaller states.

United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and Karen Pierce, UK Ambassador to the UN
US priority is to ensure Iran does not ‘take over’ Syria, Haley says

Haley acknowledged regional concerns and said, “We all know our work in Syria is not done.”

Syria's Assad to Russian lawmakers: Western strikes were act of aggression

Russia, which is helping Assad fight rebel forces opposed to his rule, immediately condemned the strikes.

By REUTERS
15/04/2018
'Mission Accomplished' in Syria would be blessing for Assad, trouble for Israel

Jerusalem remains concerned that the US and its partners are turning a blind eye to Iran's attempts to entrench itself in the country.

By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
15/04/2018
A British fighter jet takes off from an RAF base in Cyrpus to strike Syria
For Israel, not much changes after attack

Not tolerating chemical weapons is an important statement, but from Israel’s position does not go far enough.

15/04/2018
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