Chemical Weapons News
OPCW chief: 'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked
Head of international chemical weapons watchdog: Russia's veto of UN Security Council resolutions to extend mandate of investigation team that lays blame for Syria chemical attacks 'creates a gap which needs to be addressed'
Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'
Russia's U.N. ambassador says the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria "is dead" but Moscow is ready to discuss "a new mechanism."
Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria
Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria
Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons
Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions for extending the mandate of experts working to determine who was behind chemical attacks in Syria have been both defeated in the U.N. Security Council
Russia and US at odds over keeping Syria chemical experts
Russia says it is talking to the United States about renewing the mandate of experts working to determine who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but the U.S. says Moscow won't consider the American draft resolution
Israel gives lukewarm welcome to post-war Syria 'principles'
A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is cautiously welcoming a U.S.-Russian agreement laying out principles for the future of Syria, but says that his government will continue to defend its interests
French intelligence says Syria behind the deadly sarin gas attack
A sarin nerve gas attack on a town in northern Syria bears the “signature” of President Bashar al-Assad , French officials said Wednesday. Forces loyal to Assad carried out the deadly April 4 attack, which could only have been ordered by the Syrian President and a few influential members of his
US sanctions 271 Syrian government workers after chemical attack
The U.S. Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency believed to be responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country earlier this month.
Nikki Haley to Russia: 'Stop covering for Assad'
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations criticized Russia's support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
What Trump and administration officials have said about Syria
After the United States launched airstrikes in Syria last week in the wake of a horrific chemical attack there, questions remained about the administration's strategy going forward, including what would spark Trump to act again and how would he respond. The most prominent question is whether the