Tag: chemical weapons

UN: North Korea Is Giving Chemical-Weapons Supplies to Syria

North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used to make chemical weapons, according to a shocking new report Tuesday morning from experts at the United Nations. The investigators’ report—which was obtained by The New York Times—said the supplies include acid-resistant tiles, valves, and thermometers, and goes on to claim…

North Korea: CIA Has Biochemical Plot to Kill Kim Jong Un

North Korean state media has accused the CIA of hatching a “vicious plot” with South Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un via “biochemical substances.” Pyongyang officials said the two have a plan to kill off the young leader during a public ceremony. “We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists…

Trump Fox Interview: Assad Is An Animal [VIDEO]

Just a few weeks after sending 500 troops into Syria Trump claimed in his latest interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo that he would not send ground troops into Syria. “We’re not going into Syria, but when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons which they agreed not to use under the Obama administration…

Spicer: Even Hitler Didn’t ‘Sink To Using Chemical Weapons’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday seemingly argued that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is worse than Adolf Hitler. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said, comparing last week’s chemical weapon attack in Syria that killed dozens to Hitler’s poison gas chambers, which killed…

Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia must soon choose between its relationship with the U.S. or its relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Tillerson, speaking at the Group of 7 conference, said it still is not clear if Russia failed to take its obligations to Syria seriously or just did a poor…

Trump Officials Tell Russia To Stop Supporting Assad

Trump Cabinet members are cautioning Russia to reconsider its relationship with President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of Syrian chemical attacks that killed more than 80 people last week, most of them civilians. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday on Fox News: “I think what we should do is ask Russia: How could it…

Air Base Hit By Trump Reopens Less Than 24 Hrs Later

New airstrikes have targeted a town in northwest Syria that was hit by a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, activists said. It wasn’t immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which hit on Friday and Saturday, though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing that area of rebel-held Idlib province.…

U.S. Told Russia About Syria Strikes in Advance

Russia confirmed Friday that it received advanced warning from the U.S. about its strike on Syria, in which the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first American assault on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Moscow condemned the strike and gave notice that Russia is pulling out of all agreements to minimize risk of…

Rex Tillerson Asks Russia To Rethink Alliance With Bashar Al-Assad

Speaking to reporters a week before his scheduled trip to Moscow, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday there is “no doubt in our mind” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government is behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians on Tuesday, and “it’s time that the Russians really need to think carefully about…

Morning Joe Rips Trump For Blaming Syrian Gas Attack On Obama

Wednesday morning Joe Scarborough blasted President Trump decision to blame Tuesday’s horrific chemical weapon attack in Syria on former President Barack Obama. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blamed the attack on former President Barack Obama, saying the strike was “a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.” Scarborough went after him…

‘Chemical Attack’ Kills Dozens in Idlib Syria

Dozens of people are dead in a northern Syria province after a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town. Activists and monitoring groups reported early Tuesday that strikes carried out by the Syrian government or Russian jets dumped a substance on Idlib that caused at least 58 people to choke to death, with responders on…

North Korea Bars Malaysians From Leaving [VIDEO]

Tensions continued to escalate between North Korea and Malaysia on Tuesday over the investigation into the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Kuala Lumpur’s airport last month. After the two countries expelled each other’s ambassadors, Pyongyang barred Malaysians from leaving, and Malaysia responded with tit-for-tat…

Malaysia Ends Visa-Free Travel With North Korea

Malaysia is ending visa-free travel for North Koreans because of security concerns, as the fallout continues over the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced the end to the visa-free travel rules on Thursday, a day after two women were charged with murder for…

Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam Was Killed By A Banned Chemical Weapon

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed by a highly toxic VX nerve agent that the United Nations has classified as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday. Earlier this month, Kim was at the Kuala Lumpur airport when he said a woman grabbed his face…

Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons [VIDEO]

According to an foreign watchdog and other sources, mustard gas was used during clashes between ISIS militants and another rebel group in Syria, Reuters reported Thursday. A confidential Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons report found that “with the utmost confidence that at least two people were exposed to sulfur mustard” in the Syrian…

UN Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used In Damascus

UN inspectors report says there’s clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets containing Sarin were used in Damascus. The report, to be presented later today, will say that chemical weapons have been used between the parties involved in the Syrian civil war. Photo: A UN chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic…

BREAKING: SYRIA READY TO DISCLOSE WEAPONS – SYRIA WANTS TO JOIN WEAPONS TREATY – Syria welcomes Russia’s proposal

UPDATE: SYRIA READY TO DISCLOSE WEAPONS – SYRIA WANTS TO JOIN WEAPONS TREATY Syria “welcomes” Russia’s proposal for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to put its chemical weapons under international control, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem told reporters in Moscow on Monday. BREAKING: Syria welcomes Russia’s proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under international…

Bashar al-Assad: US Will Pay Price For Syria Strike

Bashar al-Assad: US Will Pay Price For Syria Strike

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the US would “pay the price” for any strike against Syria. He told US broadcaster PBS that strikes would increase instability and lead to the spread of terrorism in the region. He said there was “no evidence” that government forces had used chemical weapons against their own people.…

InfoGraphic: Sarin Chemical Warfare Nerve Agent

Relatively quick full page infographic on Sarin. The graphic may be a little weak in concept, but the information held within is excellent and scary as hell. Invisible, odorless and colourless – Sarin in vapour form can kill you dead within a single minute of exposure. While you are still wondering why your head hurts…

Putin Calls Kerry A Liar On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a liar, claiming he had denied that al Qaeda was fighting with the Syrian opposition in that country’s civil war. Speaking to his human rights council, Putin recalled watching a congressional debate where Kerry was asked about al Qaeda. Putin said he…

Vladimir Putin ‘Doesn’t Exclude’ Backing Military Force On Syria If Evidence Proves ‘Beyond Doubt’

Vladimir Putin ‘doesn’t exclude’ backing military force on Syria if evidence proves ‘beyond doubt’ Assad used chemical weapons Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said he would not rule out endorsing military action in Syria if it could be proven that Bashar al-Assad’s regime had used chemical weapons against its citizens. Though he “doesn’t exclude” the…

Hillary Clinton Supports President On Syria

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama’s planned “strong and targeted” response to reported chemical weapons use by Syrian president Bashar Assad, an aide tells NBC News. “Secretary Clinton supports the president’s effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime’s horrific use of chemical…

VIDEO – House Speaker Backs Obama’s Call for Strike Against Syria

Speaker John A. Boehner said on Tuesday he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House. Mr. Obama summoned Mr. Boehner and other Republican and Democratic leaders to…