Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday warned the Syrian regime to think carefully before using chemical weapons again.
PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave, and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibility.
The Trump administration will designate domestic U.S. missile defense as a “priority action” as part of its forthcoming National Security Strategy, or NSS, according to draft language viewed by the Washington Free Beacon that singles out Iranian and North Korean missile threats as a direct danger to the American homeland.
The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday launched an office dedicated to confronting the threat of terrorist groups acquiring weapons of mass destruction to use against the United States.
Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.
The White House on Monday released a statement commemorating the four-year anniversary of the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, where more than 1,400 people were killed.
The nerve agent sarin was used in the April 4 chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians that killed more than 90 people, including several children, an international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed Friday.