The United States announced that it would not stop pressıng the UN Security Council to renew the mandate for the UN-OPCW inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in Syria after Russia vetoed two resolutions submitted to extend the inquiry. The White Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in the statement on Friday: “On November 16, Russia vetoed the renewal of the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Joint…
The US mission to the United Nations warned that failure to extend the mandate for the joint inquiry by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) into chemical attacks in Syria “would only give consent to such atrocities while tragically failing the Syrian people who have suffered from these despicable acts.” “The United States hopes the Security Council will stand united in the face of…
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that parties to the conflict, including the Assad regime-Russian alliance and the militias of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), that are surrounding Hawijat Katea island near Deir Ezzor should provide safe passage to civilians tapped inside and allow them to safely flee the fighting. Hundreds of civilians of civilians are currently stranded in the last remaining pocket under ISIS control in the city of…
The majority of UN member states, which voted in favor of a draft resolution condemning the Assad regime’s violations of human rights, demanded strict measures to ensure the destruction of Assad’s chemical weapons program. The resolution condemned the widespread and systematic violations of human rights by the Assad regime and its militias. It stressed the need to establish strict measures to ensure the complete destruction of the Assad regime’s cache…
The Assad regime’s campaign of sieges in many areas across Syria constitutes crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive new report published on Monday. The report, titled “we leave or we die”: Forced displacement under Syria’s ‘reconciliation’ agreements, indicate the Assad regime has increasingly relied on such deals as a strategy to force the opposition to surrender. The human rights watchdog’s report examines four “reconciliation” deals between the…
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