European investigations have revealed that the Assad regime purchased large quantities of prohibited chemicals that can be used in the manufacture of internationally banned chemical weapons, including precursors for the sarin nerve agent. Three Belgian companies are facing prosecution for exporting the chemicals in breach of international sanctions, officials said Wednesday. Belgian weekly Knack first brought the case to light, reporting that a total of 168 tons of isopropanol had…
International chemical weapons inspectors were not able to go into the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, a UN source in Syria told Reuters. The United States, Great Britain and France earlier accused Russia and the Assad regime of trying to tamper with the evidence in site of the crime. Chemical weapons inspectors had to delay visiting the site of the chemical weapons attack in Douma after a…
Western countries called for the resumption of the political process in Syria which stalled because of the Assad regime’s refusal to abide by international resolutions demanding a ceasefire, improvement of the humanitarian conditions, and the formation of a Transitional Governing Body (TGB) with full executive powers, including the powers of the president. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that his country would join France for renewed international efforts to achieve…
The Saudi-hosted summit of the Arab League has condemned the "criminal" use of chemical weapons in Syria and condemned s Iran's blatant interference in the affairs of Arab countries. It also called for concerted efforts to find a political solution in Syria. The summit, which was held in the Saudi city of Dhahran on Sunday, expressed its support for the missile strikes by the United States, Great Britain and France…
The military strikes that were launched at dawn on Saturday against military positions of the Assad regime and its allied terrorist militias have received widespread international support. The strikes were seen as "the appropriate response to war crimes against civilians." The European Union, NATO, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar voiced support for the missile strikes. Turkish Foreign Ministry said the strikes “carried out early this morning by the…
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