Contents tagged with Chemical weapons

  • 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 …

  • Russia refuses to recognize UN Commission's conclusions on chemical weapons in Syria

    Russia supported its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the UN Security Council on August 30 in New York. Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin refused to accept the facts provided in the report of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

    After the meeting of the UN Security Council, he rejected the US and other countries demands to condemn the chemical attacks and punish al-Assad's regime for the use of chemical weapons. The …

  • Islamic State Trying To Develop Chemical Weapons

    Western nations and their allies in the Middle East are trying to keep a close eye on an ambitious program on the use of chemical weapons by the terrorist group “Islamic State.” A few days after terrorist actions were carried out in Paris that resulted in 129 casualties, the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls delivered a warning speech. “We bear in mind that there is a threat of the use of chemical or bacteriological weapons. We aren’t ruling anything out,” he stated, in his speech at the …