chemical weapons

Russia and Western nations clash over Syria chemical weapons sanctions

The French proposal was a response to Syria's failure to meet a 90-day deadline set in July by the OPCW's executive council for Damascus to declare the nerve agent sarin and chlorine.

published on : 6th January 2021

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog OPCW over nerve agent attacks allegations

While investigators accused the Syrian regime of sarin attacks in 2017, Moscow was urged by Western nations to reveal the circumstances of Alexei Navalny's nerve agent poisoning.

published on : 30th November 2020

Russia, China boycott UN Security Council meeting on Syrian chemical weapons

Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia didn't want the meeting behind closed doors and that it be 'conducted in an open setting'.

published on : 13th May 2020

US has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: Envoy

Jeffrey said an attack by Russian and Syrian forces, and the use of chemical weapons, would force huge refugee flows into southeastern Turkey or areas in Syria under Turkish control.

published on : 7th September 2018

Boris Johnson hails agreement on chemical weapons ban

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has hailed the international community coming together to strengthen the global ban against chemical weapons use.

published on : 28th June 2018

A few missiles won't shake Syria's Bashar Al Assad. He is no Saddam or Gaddafi

Why is it so hard to deter Assad? The answer is simple: Russian President Vladimir Putin is firmly on his side.

published on : 15th April 2018

UK government agrees on 'need to take action' over Syria 

The Cabinet agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.

published on : 13th April 2018

Global chemical weapons watchdog  to start work in Syria on Saturday 

The OPCW decided to dispatch a fact-finding mission to the town after reports that more than 40 people died from exposure to toxic gas at the weekend.

published on : 13th April 2018

Emmanuel Macron says has 'proof' of Syrian chemical attack, vows response

French President Emmanuel Macron said today that he would respond to "proof" that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons, "at a time of our choosing."

published on : 12th April 2018

Donald Trump says Syria attack "could be very soon or not so soon at all"

Donald Trump amended an earlier warning of a swift military strike against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians, saying it "could be very soon or not soon at all".

published on : 12th April 2018

Russia President Vladimir Putin rejects spy attack claims as chemical weapons experts head to UK

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday rubbished claims that Russia poisoned a former spy in Britain.

published on : 19th March 2018

A brief history of chemical weapons attacks under Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime

Since the start of the Syrian conflict, President Bashar al-Assad -- have been accused on numerous occasions of using chemical weapons. 

published on : 23rd January 2018

Spicer apologizes for 'insensitive' reference to Holocaust

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested today that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons.   

published on : 12th April 2017

Pentagon suspects chemical weapons still at Syrian air base

President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on the air base last week, in retaliation for a 'barbaric' chemical attack he blamed on Assad.     

published on : 11th April 2017