In U.N. session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

World Apr 16, 2020

In U.N. session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

U.N. Security Council members Britain, Estonia and Germany denounced Syria Wednesday for a lack of accountability after being accused of conducting chemical weapons attacks in 2017. The accusations came in speeches delivered during a closed door Security Council videoconference, and later made public despite confidentiality ...

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

World / Crime & Legal Apr 9, 2020

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

The global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed Syria for toxic attacks for the first time Wednesday, saying President Bashar Assad's air force used the nerve gas sarin and chlorine three times in 2017. The findings came in the first report from a new investigative team ...

World / Crime & Legal Jun 13, 2019

Syria bars access to chemical weapons investigators, says watchdog

Syrian officials have refused access to a newly created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organization's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday. Member countries of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted ...

World May 29, 2019

France has unverified 'indication' of chemical attack in Syria

France's top diplomat said Tuesday that the country had an "indication" that a chemical attack had been carried out in Syria's Idlib province this month, an attack alleged by Washington last week. "We have an indication that chemical weapons were used in the Idlib region, ...