Contents tagged with Chemical weapons

  • Macron threatens to strike Syria if chemical weapons are used

    France will strike Syria if the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population is confirmed, stated French President Emmanuel Macron, Deutsche Welle reports.

    Macron clarified that in such a case, the strike will be directed against the locations where the chemical weapons are created or stored. He added that France does not currently possess adequate evidence that such weapons have been used in Syria.

    The Syrian government is suspected of carrying out a chemical attack in the city of …

  • Russia accuses US of starting information war against Assad

    Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that an information and propaganda campaign has begun against Syria accusing Assad's government of allegedly using chemical weaponry against civilians.

    “As we warned several days ago, an information and propaganda campaign regarding ‘Damascus using chemical weaponry’ has begun… There will be more and more of that kind of newsreel, they will be different in the quality of execution – both low grade and at a Hollywood …

  • Netanyahu: Dozens of tons of chemical weapons remain in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that dozens of tons of chemical weapons remain in Syria. He discussed this in an interview with Channel 9.

    "Syria still has chemical weapons; albeit a small percentage of its former arsenal, but it's still tens of tons," Netanyahu said.

    According to Netanyahu, the world community committed to eliminate chemical weapons on Syrian territory, but this did not happen. He added that "this must be done."

    The Israeli prime minister noted that "if …

  • France will provide evidence showing that Assad's regime was behind the chemical weapon attack in Syria

    In the coming days, French special services will provide evidence that the Syrian regime has organized an attack using chemical weapons in the city of Khan-Sheikhun, which killed about 90 people.

    This was stated by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, reports Le Figaro.

    “We have evidence that will allow us to demonstrate that the regime has deliberately used chemical weapons. In a matter of days we will prove that the regime has organized …

  • Turkish Foreign Ministry claims Syria still has chemical weapons capacity

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Syrian government still possesses the capacity to produce and use chemical weapons.

    "According to our data, the Syrian regime still possesses chemical weapons capacity. The regime of Bashar al-Assad should stop using chemical weapons, as well as traditional weapons against the opposition," Reuters quotes him as saying.

    Earlier, Çavuşoğlu had a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The parties came to the conclusion that it …

  • Israeli Prime Minister calls for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated the need to eliminate all chemical agents in Syria and supported the U.S. missile strike at the Shayrat airbase. He urged the international community to do the same, reported dpa on Sunday, April 9.

    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community to eliminate all chemical poisoning substances in Syria, reported dpa news on Sunday, April 9.

    He reminded listeners that an international obligation established in 2013 …

  • Second chemical attack hits the Syrian province of Hama

    According to Syrian activists, the town of Al-Lataminah in the north of Hama province was bombed with barrel bombs containing chlorine. The video of the aftermath of the attack posted by the activists shows yellow clouds of poisonous smoke rising from the town.

    Three people were reportedly killed and 25 wounded as a result of the attack.

    The activists state that the bombardment was carried out by Russian and Assad’s SU aircraft.

    The first chemical attack happened on the morning of April 4 in …

  • Putin: Moscow will not support sanctions against Syrian authorities

    On the 28th of February, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, stated that Moscow will not support new sanctions against Syrian authorities in the UN Security Council. There is a proposal before the Council to impose sanctions due to their use of chemical weapons.

    As the President stated during his visit to Bishkek, such sanctions are unacceptable for Russia because, according to Vladimir Putin, they will hinder negotiations in an attempt to put an end to the long-running …

  • Russia will veto if UN votes to impose sanctions on Syria

    Russia will use their veto right if the UN Security Council decides to approve a resolution on sanctions against Syria for the use of chemical weapons during the conflict.

    On Friday, the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, said that "it is time to consider the resolution."

    Meanwhile, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vladimir Safronkov, voiced the opinion that the draft resolution "prejudges the outcome of the investigation in …

  • Ukraine tells NATO that chemical weapons from Syria were possibly delivered to Crimea

    During its visit to NATO headquarters, the Ukrainian delegation provided information about the possible arrival of chemical weapons from Syria to the Crimea, as stated by the Head of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Iryna Friz, Krym.Realii reported.

    According to her, a clear example is the arrival of the Nadalina ship in the port of Feodosiya at the end of October, which was unloaded in high-security conditions.

    Friz said that, "all …