German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed that her country will not contribute to the rebuilding efforts in Syria unless a political solution is reached through the UN-led political process and the implementation of UN resolution 2254. Speaking at the G7 summit in the French resort city of Biarritz on Monday, Merkel linked Syria's reconstruction to progress in the political process. She noted that it would not be possible to think of…
The United States vowed to hold the Assad regime accountable for its crimes in Syria in a statement marking the sixth anniversary of the Assad regime's biggest chemical attack on the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta that killed nearly 1,500 civilians, including children and women. The Assad regime's “barbaric history of using chemical weapons against its own people cannot and will not be forgotten or tolerated,” the State Department said…
The UN reiterated its warning that the lives of around three million people in northwestern Syria, many of them are women and children, are at dire risk because of the offensive the Assad regime and Russia launched in the region. ''The Secretary-General said that he is deeply troubled by the continued escalation in north-west Syria and the prospect of an offensive deeper into Idlib, which could trigger a new wave…
The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned. "We have made clear that anyone who touches it, anyone who supports it, anyone who allows a ship to dock is at risk of receiving sanctions from the United States," Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday. "If that ship again heads…
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu issued a strong warning to the Assad regime a day after an airstrike targeted a Turkish military convoy while on its way to an observation post in Idlib province, which is covered by the ‘de-escalation zone’ agreement. “The regime needs to not play with fire. We will do whatever it takes to secure our troops,” Cavusoglu told a press conference in the capital Ankara…
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