Samples taken from the site of a deadly toxic gas attack in Syria and analyzed by British scientists have tested positive for sarin or a sarin-like substance, Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday. "The United Kingdom therefore shares the U.S. assessment that it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a sarin attack on Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April," Rycroft said. Turkey's…
Robert Ford, the last American to serve as the US ambassador to Syria, said that despite Thursday’s missile strikes ordered by President Trump against an Assad regime’s airbase following a chemical weapons attack, Bashar Al-Assad will continue to test the US with another chemical attack. “I think the strikes that we did last week on that airbase were very good,” Ford said on CBS This Morning on Monday. “It’s time…
The G7 foreign ministers insisted there can be no peace solution in Syria with Bashar al-Assad in power, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Tuesday. The ministers agreed that "no future in Syria is possible with Bashar al-Assad," Ayrault told reporters. Ayrault said the message for Russia was: "That's enough now. There must be an end to hypocrisy and a very clear return to the political process." US Secretary of…
The Pentagon believes the Assad regime likely has additional chemical weapons stocks at the airfield struck by US missiles last week, but these were deliberately left untouched, an official said on Monday. US intelligence experts assess Bashar al-Assad’s military is probably hoarding the weapons in munitions depots at Shaerat airfield near Homs, the US military’s Central Command spokesman Colonel John Thomas said. “We suspected there was a significant probability there…
A judge in Spain has begun hearing testimony against potential war crimes by Bashar al-Assad's regime. The plaintiff, Amal Hag Hamdo Anfalis, is a Spanish national whose brother was abducted and tortured in the Syrian capital Damascus, before being executed in 2013. On Monday, she told National Court judge Eloy Velasco in Madrid that her brother was only a driver transporting nuts and dried fruits in his truck and that…
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