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Showing posts with label chemical weapons. Show all posts

Friday, 6 July 2018

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma, says watchdog

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma
The world's chemical arms watchdog said today it had found no evidence of nerve gas after an attack on the Syrian town of Douma, but chlorine may have been used.

Friday, 4 May 2018

OPCW inspectors finish fact-finding mission in Syria’s Douma

Russia’s military police were ensuring their security
The fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed its work in Syria’s Douma and returned to The Hague, the OPCW said on Friday.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Russia’s mission to OPCW will bring people who took part in the fabricated Douma video as witnesses

OPCW
 Russia’s mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it will bring eyewitnesses who took part in the fabricated video of Douma chemical attack on which they depended to accuse the Syrian army of using chemical weapons in Douma on April 7th and carry out tripartite aggression against Syria on April 14th.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Chemical inspectors begin Douma effort days after Western strikes

Chemical inspectors begin Douma effort
International investigators entered on April 17 a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by  Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

UK summons Russian ambassador over Eastern Ghouta

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
The British government has summoned Russian Ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, to stress the U.K.’s concern at the current situation in Syria’s besieged enclave Eastern Ghouta, a government statement said Tuesday.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Russia vetoes draft resolution extending UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism mandate in Syria

Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya
Russia vetoed a draft resolution submitted by United States to the UN Security Council on extending the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism in Syria for a extra year.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Russian Foreign Ministry fears new fabricated plays on chemical weapon use in Damascus Countryside in the coming days

Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern over new plays about chemical weapon use in Damascus Countryside in the coming days , clarifying that the West fears impartial investigation on khan Sheikhoun chemical accident because it would refute its claims about Damascus responsibility for the accident.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syrian investigation

Russia has blocked a Western effort at the UN Security Council to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Southern EU leaders say US strike on Syria 'understandable'

The leaders of southern EU nations said Monday that a US missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack was "understandable," as diplomatic tensions mount over the incident.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

US hints at unilateral response to alleged "chemical strike" in Syria

The United States government could decide to respond unilaterally to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria if the UN Security Council remains unable to agree on taking action, Washington's envoy said here Wednesday.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Syrian Army Hasn't Used Chemical Materials in Khan Shaikhoun: General Command

The Syrian army has not used chemical materials in Khan Shaikhoun town in  Idlib countryside, the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces has stressed, denying claims by some media outlets about using chemical materials by the army in the above mentioned town.

Friday, 24 February 2017

UNSC Draft Resolution on Syria Chemical Arms Prejudges Probe Results

The proposed UN Security Council draft resolution on chemical weapons use in Syria contradicts the principle of presumption of innocence and prejudges investigation results, Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov told reporters on Friday.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Friday, 24 October 2014

Kerry Says US Concerned About Reports on IS Chlorine Usage in Iraq

WASHINGTON, October 24 – The United States takes the reports about chlorine attacks against Iraqi police officers by the Islamic State (IS) extremists very seriously, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

"I'm not in a position to confirm it, but we take these allegations very, very seriously. In particularly, the most recent allegations about the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon," Kerry said at a joint press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

With its mandate completed, OPCW-UN mission draws down in Syria


UN, 1 October 2014 – The joint United Nations mission to oversee the destruction of Syria’s stockpiles and production facilities has completed its mission and been shut down.
The Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the UN (OPCW-UN) drew to a close yesterday.
“The work of the Joint Mission has been vital to the success of international efforts to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons programme,” said OPCW Director-General, Ahmet Üzümcü.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

US trying to force in counterproductive resolution against Syria – Russian FM...

US peremptory claims about Syria being to blame for the aggravation of the humanitarian crisis and its assessment of Russia’s activities is clearly an attempt to create conditions for forcing in a counterproductive resolution, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Wednesday.

‘This is another attempt to misinform the international community and create a background for forcing in an unbalanced and counterproductive resolution through the UN Security Council,’ Lukashevich said answering the media questions in connection with US President Obama’s statements on Syrian issues made at a joint press-conference with French President Francois Hollande.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

US ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Syrian Chemical Arms Delay/France: concern over delay in Syria's chemical destruction

WASHINGTON, January 30 (RIA Novosti) – US officials said Thursday that they are “concerned” about delays by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government in handing over its chemical weapons to be destroyed under a deal brokered by Russia and the United States.
“It is the Assad regime’s responsibility to transport those chemicals safely to facilitate removal. We expect them to meet their obligation to do so,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Churkin: Syrian Opposition used chemical weapons in a bid to provoke Western invasion ....

UNITED NATIONS, December 14 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin has said that chemical attacks in Syria, including the one in Guta on August 21, were staged by the Syrian Opposition, which was trying to provoke armed intervention by Western countries. 

Churkin was speaking at a meeting of the UN General Assembly behind closed doors on Friday. A transcript of his statement has been circulated by Russia’s permanent mission at the United Nations.

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