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US "remains committed" to elimination of chemical weapons - Kuwait News Agency

US "remains committed" to elimination of chemical weaponsKuwait News AgencyWASHINGTON, April 28 (KUNA) -- On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) the US reiterated Friday its commitment to "the complete elimination of chemical weapons worldwide." The CWC is the world's only ...and more »

Press Releases: 20th Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention - Newsroom America

Press Releases: 20th Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons ConventionNewsroom AmericaThe Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the world's only multilateral treaty that verifiably bans an entire category of weapons of mass destruction, marks the 20th anniversary of its entry into force this Saturday, April 29. The CWC prohibits the ...and more »

OPCW to investigate alleged Syria chemical weapons attack in two months - Xinhua

OPCW to investigate alleged Syria chemical weapons attack in two monthsXinhuaTHE HAGUE, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Investigators of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will complete a final report of the inquiry into an alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria in two months, ...and more »

France welcomes appointment of Mulet as UN-OPCW enquiry chief - Kuwait News Agency

France welcomes appointment of Mulet as UN-OPCW enquiry chiefKuwait News AgencyPARIS, April 28 (KUNA) -- France on Friday welcomed the appointment of Guatemalan national Edmund Mulet to head up the Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) that is carrying out an enquiry into the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. Mulet ...and more »

US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border: reports - Toronto Star;

US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border: reports - Toronto Star

Toronto StarUS troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border: reportsToronto StarThe deployment is aimed to “prevent fighting” between the two sides, says Rami Abdurrahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A March 5 photo shows a convoy of U.S. forces armoured vehicles driving near the village of ...and more »

Chemical weapons watchdog ready to travel to Syria to investigate attack if safety assured - Globalnews.ca;

Chemical weapons watchdog ready to travel to Syria to investigate attack if safety assured - Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.caChemical weapons watchdog ready to travel to Syria to investigate attack if safety assuredGlobalnews.caA Syrian child receives treatment after an alleged chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria, April 4, 2017. A chemical weapons team is ready to visit Syria, as, long as their safety can be assured. AP Photo ...and more »

'Incontrovertible' sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog - Alive For Football

'Incontrovertible' sarin gas used in Syria: watchdogAlive For Football"We have elements that will allow us to show that the regime knowingly used chemical weapons", Ayrault told LCP television. Three senior defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that Israeli intelligence believed Syrian ...and more »

New video shows how Syria and Russia spun the chemical attack - Business Insider;

New video shows how Syria and Russia spun the chemical attack - Business Insider

Business InsiderNew video shows how Syria and Russia spun the chemical attackBusiness Insiderrussia syria Russia's Ministry of Defense said that toxic gases were released when a Syrian warplane struck a chemical weapons depot controlled by terrorist forces earlier this month. Screenshot/New York Times. A new video produced by the New York ...and more »

Chemical Weapons Attack: French “Investigation” in Syria Neither Impartial nor Independent - Center for Research on Globalization;

Chemical Weapons Attack: French “Investigation” in Syria Neither Impartial nor Independent - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationChemical Weapons Attack: French “Investigation” in Syria Neither Impartial nor IndependentCenter for Research on GlobalizationAfter any crime, regardless of scale, a swift, impartial and independent investigation is required if any accountability at all is desired. The French government, in the wake of an alleged “chemical weapons attack” near Syria's northern city of Idlib ...and more »

Bashar Assad asks United Nations to probe suspected chemical attack - Normangee Star;

Bashar Assad asks United Nations to probe suspected chemical attack - Normangee Star

Normangee StarBashar Assad asks United Nations to probe suspected chemical attackNormangee StarA senior Israeli officer said Wednesday it was hard to believe that President Bashar Assad did not know about the chemical attack on Syrian civilians earlier this month. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said French intelligence services would ...and more »

Security Council meeting on Khan Cheïkhoun (Russian veto) - Voltaire Network;

Security Council meeting on Khan Cheïkhoun (Russian veto) - Voltaire Network

Voltaire NetworkSecurity Council meeting on Khan Cheïkhoun (Russian veto)Voltaire Network1. Condemns in the strongest terms the reported use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic, in particular the attack on Khan Shaykhun reported on 4 April 2017, expresses its outrage that individuals continue to be killed and injured by ...and more »

Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack - AppsforPCdaily;

Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack - AppsforPCdaily

AppsforPCdailyAnalysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attackAppsforPCdailyThe Syrian government repeatedly denied having any sort of chemical weapons following the 2013 deal with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. "We know, from a certain source, that the process of fabrication of the samples taken is ...and more »

Chemical weapons used 45 times in Syria since mid-2016, says global watchdog - Hindustan Times;

Chemical weapons used 45 times in Syria since mid-2016, says global watchdog - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesChemical weapons used 45 times in Syria since mid-2016, says global watchdogHindustan TimesThe Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said 30 incidents were reported in the second part of 2016, and 15 incidents since the beginning of 2017. world Updated: Apr 28, 2017 21:23 IST. Agence France-Presse The Hague.and more »

US Missile Strike Exposes the Untenable Status Quo in International Law - News Deeply;

US Missile Strike Exposes the Untenable Status Quo in International Law - News Deeply

News DeeplyUS Missile Strike Exposes the Untenable Status Quo in International LawNews DeeplyInternational law professor Ben Saul argues that though the U.S. strikes on Syria were well-received politically, they did not adhere to international law – raising difficult questions about the law's effectiveness in preventing atrocities and how to ...and more »

Letter: Only 77 days to start a war - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Letter: Only 77 days to start a warThe Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesBecause of Assad's chemical weapons attack, President Donald Trump dropped $50 million worth of bombs on a Syrian airstrip. Trump's attack was likely political, hoping to bolster his 35 percent approval rating. Trump warned Russia before the attack, ...and more »

Syrian regime exposed by chemical signature, France says - pppFocus;

Syrian regime exposed by chemical signature, France says - pppFocus

pppFocusSyrian regime exposed by chemical signature, France sayspppFocusThe samples, obtained by French intelligence, show that President Bashar Assad's forces “undoubtedly” used sarin gas in the April 4 attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters on April 26, citing a declassified report. At ...and more »

French Report on Alleged Syria Chemical Attack Looks Like a Political Put-up Job - Sputnik International;

French Report on Alleged Syria Chemical Attack Looks Like a Political Put-up Job - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalFrench Report on Alleged Syria Chemical Attack Looks Like a Political Put-up JobSputnik InternationalOn Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry questioned the findings of a French report into the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Russian political scientist Alexei Gusev, who said that the report ...and more »

US defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons - Alive For Football;

US defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballUS defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weaponsAlive For FootballUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them. It was the first specific intelligence assessment of president ...and more »

US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons - ClickLancashire;

US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUS Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical WeaponsClickLancashireSyria has dispersed its air force combat planes in recent days in response to the USA cruise missile strike two weeks ago following a chemical attack on civilians in the province of Idlib, said Defense Secretary James Mattis during a visit to Israel on ...and more »

Russian Federation to Demand Explanations From UK on Samples Examination From Syria's Idlib - ClickLancashire;

Russian Federation to Demand Explanations From UK on Samples Examination From Syria's Idlib - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireRussian Federation to Demand Explanations From UK on Samples Examination From Syria's IdlibClickLancashire"They [the regime] admitted only to 1,300 tons, but we knew in reality they had almost double that", said former Syrian Brigadier General Zaher al-Sakat to The Telegraph on Friday. Syria said the USA manufactured the chemical attack as an excuse to attack.and more »