Contents tagged with chemical attacks

  • Kremlin: Meeting on chemical weapons in Paris directed against Russia and Syria

    The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to a meeting to investigate chemical attacks in Syria called the “International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons”, which took place on January 23 in Paris.

    As noted in the statement of Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, the tone of the meeting was anti-Russian in nature, and Russia itself was not invited to it. Along with this, according to the diplomat, preparation for the meeting was carried out secretly.

    “When we began …

  • Washington: U.S. will not accept Russia’s proposal for a new mechanism for investigating the chemical attack in Syria

    Washington will not accept Moscow’s proposal to create a new mechanism for investigating chemical attacks. The U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said this on Tuesday at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council which was convened to discuss the situation in Syria.

    “The U.S. will not accept any proposal from Russia if it will counteract the progress of the international community to find the truth,” said Haley. According to her, the U.S. “will resume the joint investigation of …

  • Washington: Russia interfering with Syria chemical attack investigation

    At a session on the highest level of the UN Security Council on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the US criticized Russia concerning the chemical attacks in Syria.

    Only Russia is obstructing the UN’s work to investigate the chemical attacks, said US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley. She remarked that Russia has already used its veto right three times on the extension of the corresponding resolution.

    “One nation stands in the way of the Security Council …

  • Russia vetoed Japan's UN resolution on the investigation of the chemical attacks in Syria

    On Friday, November 17, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution submitted by Japan proposing to extend for a month an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The day before, Moscow also rejected the US proposal to continue the investigation.

    The mandate of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for a joint investigation, which was unanimously approved by 15 members of the UN Security Council, also expired on Friday.

    UN / OPCW experts …

  • Russia vetoes UN investigation into chemical attacks in Syria

    On Tuesday October 24, Russia vetoed the draft resolution put forward by the US for voting in the UN Security Council which proposes an extension of the mandate to investigate cases of chemical weapons usage in Syria, Deutche Welle reports.Another Security Council member – China – refrained from voting.

    These incidents are being investigated by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) formed in 2013.

    The mission’s mandate expires …

  • Iranian court ordered the United States to pay 245 million dollars to the victims of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attacks

    An Iranian court has ruled that the US administration should pay compensation in the amount of $245 million to victims of chemical attacks conducted by Saddam Hussein's forces during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988, as reported by Fars agency.

    "Several people who were harmed during the chemical bombing have filed lawsuits and a court has issued decrees for 18 of them who have been harmed or died, and the court estimated their ransom," the representative of the judicial authorities, Mohseni Eje' …