Senior U.S. officials confirmed reports that the Islamic State may have used chemical weapons in an attack on Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq late Wednesday that left 60 with breathing difficulties.
U.S. intelligence agencies are concerned that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad might still harbor some chemical weapons and could use them in an attempt to prevent his ouster, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told Congress that the Obama administration is committed to enforcing a red line on Iran’s nuclear ambition.
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.