Contents tagged with chemical attack

  • US State Department: Russia and Syria try to conceal chemical attack in Douma

    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has stated that the United States believes Russia and Syria have been "sanitizing" the site of probable chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

    "We can confirm that the OPCW [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] team has still not been able to enter Douma in Syria… We believe it is an effort to conduct their own staged investigations. Russian officials have worked with the Syrian regime, we believe, to sanitize the locations of …

  • Analyst: Chemical attack in Ghouta one of many as most go unnoticed by the world

    Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Duma (Eastern Ghouta) in order to gain control over the territory around Damascus, Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) analyst Kirill Mikhailov said in a comment to InfoResist news outlet.

    According to the expert, the world media has paid attention to the new chemical attack in Syria only because it killed so many people. However, he believes that Syria has constantly been using chemical weapons.

    “Makeshift chemical attacks are …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns the chemical attack in Syria

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin stated on Twitter that Russia would be potentially accountable for another crime against humanity as he referred to the Syrian Army’s chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma on April 7.

    "If the information against the chemical attack in Syria is confirmed, it is another crime against humanity. Both criminals themselves and their supporters must be held accountable for this.  Another United Nations Security Council resolution vetoed by Russia …

  • Russia calls any military intervention in Syria unacceptable

    Military intervention under fictitious pretexts in Syria, where Russian soldiers are stationed, is unacceptable. A statement to this effect was made by the Russian Foreign Ministry and published on the department’s website.

    The Foreign Ministry pointed out that the Russians are in Syria at the request of the country’s legitimate government. Outside interference, the department said, is absolutely inadmissible, and “may lead to the most severe consequences”.

    “The spread of information that …

  • Macron and Trump exchange information 'confirming' chemical attack in Syria

    US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged information that “confirmed the use of chemical weapons” in Syria during a phone call. This was announced in a statement published on the official website of the Élysée Palace.

    “They also agreed to coordinate their actions and initiatives in the UN Security Council on Monday, April 9, in New York, for discussion of the non-compliance with resolution 2401 and repeated use of chemical weapons. All of the guilty parties will …

  • Nine countries convene UN Security Council because of chemical attack in Syria

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called for a meeting of the UN Security Council, saying that the reports about a chemical attack in eastern Ghouta are “a threat to international security.”

    France called the incident “a serious violation of international law” and sharply condemned the attack. Following the United States, it put the blame on the Syrian authorities.

    The call by Paris to convene the UN Security Council was supported by eight other countries, including the United States, …

  • As American warships converge in the Mediterranean Russia getting ready to defend Assad from possible strikes

    It’s still not known what the response of the US and allies will be to the chemical attack in Douma which took dozens of lives. Two meetings of the UN Security Council are taking place on Monday regarding the attack. At the same time American officials did not rule out a military response, blaming Russia and Iran for backing the Assad regime.

    It is reported that the US Navy Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Georgia changed its area of operations to the Mediterranean. It carries up to 154 …

  • Germany concerned about possible chemical attack in Syria

    The German government expressed concern about reports of the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, not far from the capital of Damascus and the northern province of Idlib. “If it turns out that the Syrian army once again resorted to the use of chemical weapons, this horrible act would be a flagrant violation of the moral and legal obligations not to use them,” said the German Foreign Ministry in a press release on February 5.

    Earlier it became known that the Syrian military might have …

  • USA allocates $350,000 for an independent investigation of the chemical attack in Syria

    The USA will allocate $350,000 to finance the international independent mechanism for investigation of crimes in Syria, hoping that this mechanism will allow the investigation of chemical attacks as well. The move came on the heels of the termination of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons UN Joint Investigative Mechanism.

    “The USA will allocate $350,000 for the international impartial and independent mechanism for investigation of crimes committed in Syria. It will …

  • Russian source says terrorists are planning to use chemical weapons in Syria and frame Assad for it

    In one of the districts of Daraa, Syria, terrorists are preparing a provocation with the use of chemical weapons, similar to the situation in Idlib, said an informed Russian diplomatic source to RIA Novosti.

    According to the interlocutor of the news agency, the provocation is being prepared near the Nawa-Jasim-Inkhil towns and the information about it was received from reliable sources in the Syrian military-political leadership. According to the existing findings, the militants have been …