AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday called for closer monitoring of the long-delayed destruction of a dozen chemical weapons production facilities in Syria, which is several months behind schedule.
Syria has revealed the existence of four chemical weapons facilities that were previously undisclosed, a top United Nations official said on Tuesday, raising new concerns about the government’s commitment to eliminating its chemical weapons under an agreement struck last year.
Syria declared four new chemical facilities that were previously not disclosed to inspectors that were promised a full declaration of Syria’s chemical weapons, the Associated Press reports.
Even though Syria has been pressured by foreign powers to give up materials to produce chemical weapons, Israel intelligence believes Syria has retained weapons that are combat-ready.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on Syrian villages in April, according to an international watchdog agency.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Chemical weapons inspectors who came under attack while investigating claims of chlorine gas attacks in Syria last month found information suggesting that similar chemicals had indeed been used, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Syria has made no progress in relinquishing a last batch of chemical weapons it says is inaccessible due to fighting, making it increasingly likely it will miss a final deadline to destroy its toxic stockpile, Britain said on Thursday.
A senior Israeli Defense Forces official said Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons more than 30 times since August when Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, Times of Israel reports.