Tag: chemical weapons

Reports Of Another Chemical Attack In Syria

Arab media reported Wednesday that another chemical attack struck Syrian territory, injuring several people in the Jobar neighborhood in eastern Damascus. According to Al Jazeera, the number of injured was 20, whereas Al-Arabiya reported of nine. Meanwhile, in Israel the governmental security cabinet convened to discuss probable military strike on Syria. read more at cnn…

Oui Oui!! France Backs US On Military Action in Syria

Oui Oui! French President Francois Hollande says a vote by UK MPs vote blocking involvement in military action against Syria has not changed France’s resolve. Francois Hollande said all options were being considered, and that a strike within days was not ruled out. His comments came after US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington would…

Spies Intercepted Syrian Calls

So this is why everyone is so certain the Syrian government used chemical weapons last week. U.S. spies intercepted “panicked” phone calls between the Syrian Ministry of Defense and a leader of the chemical weapons unit in the hours after the deadly attack that left hundreds dead, Foreign Policy reported on Tuesday. American intelligence analysts…

Team Obama Reaches Out To Key Allies As US Mulls Syria Strike

President Barack Obama and his cabinet colleagues on Tuesday reached out to key allies of the US before a possible military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss concerns about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against civilians near Damascus…

Obama, Cameron ‘No Doubt’ Syria Used Chemical Weapons

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Wednesday that he and President Obama had no doubt the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons. “Both leaders agreed that all the information available confirmed a chemical weapons attack had taken place, noting that even the Iranian President and Syrian regime had conceded this,” a Downing Street spokesperson…

Live: Ban Ki-Moon On Chemical Weapons In Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is giving an update on an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. He is joined by the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Üzümcü, at the Hague in the Netherlands. It comes almost a month after an alleged chemical attack near…

Syria Accuses Rebels Of Using ‘Chemical Weapons’

Syria’s government has accused rebel forces of using chemical weapons, with state media saying ‘terrorists’ had fired ‘rockets containing chemical materials’ in Aleppo province, killing 15 people. ‘Terrorists fired rockets containing chemical materials on Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province, and preliminary information suggests 15 people were killed, mostly civilians,’ the state news agency SANA and…