US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that “steps are underway” to ultimately remove Bashar al-Assad from power. “Assad’s role in the future is uncertain clearly and with the acts that he has taken, it will seem that there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people,” Tillerson said during a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida. The US blamed Assad for the chemical weapons attack…
Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani described Assad’s chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed dozens of civilians including children “a new war crime that requires the intervention of the international community to assume its responsibilities." Al-Thani expressed Qatar's strong condemnation of the Assad regime’s and its allies’ blatant violation of international law and the UN Security Council resolution 2118, stressing that “there…
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed its concern over the continued intervention by the Iranian-backed militias and the war crimes they are committing in Syria. The Kingdom called upon the international community to stand up firmly “to the Iranian interference and its militias which act for a demographic change, sectarianism and ethnic cleansing in Syria.” Abdulrahman Alahmed, Head of the Saudi Mission to the European Union, reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment…
The chemical attack launched by the Assad regime in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib on Tuesday has sparked international outrage, with Arab and Western countries as well as the United Nations condemning the crime and calling for accountability. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Russia and Iran, Assad's main allies and guarantors of the Astana cease-fire process, "bear great moral responsibility" for the Idlib attack.…
United Nations war crimes investigators have opened a probe of the chemical attack regime forces carried out on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib on Tuesday. The UN Commission of Inquiry for Syria said on April 4 that it had opened the probe in a statement condemning the attack. The Commission added that it is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this attack including the alleged use of chemical…
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