The US State department slammed the Assad regime to end its siege of Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta and allow relief workers aid tens of thousands of residents there. "Assad Regime must end the siege of East Ghouta, Syria now. News of United Nations Aid is positive but children and families are still on the verge of starvation. Holding innocent families hostage is abhorrent.” "Food and medicine are not political…
The Association of Muslim Scholars in Lebanon denounced the appointment of a Lebanese ambassador to the Assad regime, describing the move as representing a “departure from the Arab and international consensus to boycott the Assad regime.” In a statement released on Tuesday, the Association said that "the appointment of an ambassador to the murderous regime in Syria is an attempt to recognize a regime that has long legitimacy and to…
Canada announced it would continue “to rally the international community to hold perpetrators of war crimes in Syria to account,” stressing that “the use of chemical weapons by any actor is a breach of international law.” In a statement released on Saturday, Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “‘‘Canada welcomes the impartial report issued by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism. We…
The German Foreign Ministry said that the Assad regime “has once again inflicted extreme suffering and committed another violation of both the Chemical Weapons Convention and international humanitarian law.” In response to the report of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) on identifying those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, a German Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said: “This must have consequences; such monstrous crimes cannot be allowed…
The humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus is “an outrage” as he stressed that food and medicine must be allowed to reach at least 350,000 trapped Syrians, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein said on Friday. “The shocking images of what appear to be severely malnourished children that have emerged in recent days are a frightening indication of the plight of people in Eastern Ghouta, who…
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