Syria’s government is now regularly using poisonous chlorine gas, a weapon that was first deployed in war a century ago that causes it victims to feel as if they were drowning on dry land, against its people.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday that it is very concerned that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons continues to receive credible allegations on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The Syrian government is accused of launching nearly 40 chemical weapons attacks since President Bashar al-Assad agreed to relinquish his chemical arsenal in 2013, raising questions about the international community’s ability to halt the lethal use of such arms.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council to take “concrete steps.”
THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The global chemical weapons watchdog will investigate allegations of chlorine gas attacks in Syrian villages that killed six and wounded dozens this month, a source told Reuters on Thursday.
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.