Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s summer residence on the Black Sea for talks on Thursday about the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin said, a visit that underscored Moscow’s status as Assad’s chief backer.
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In his first interview since the chemical attack on civilians and the airstrikes by the United States and European allies in early April, Assad speaks to Kathimerini’s executive editor Alexis Papachelas about a wide range of issues including US President Donald Trump, who has called Assad an “animal”.
The first four chemical weapons experts from the OPCW have arrived in Syria on a fact-finding mission (FFM) into the April 7 Douma incident, while Western leaders continue to blame the government for the alleged attack.
More than 40 tons of chemical weapons were abandoned by retreating terrorists in the war-ravaged country, the ministry said on Wednesday. “The Syrian Foreign Ministry pointed out that more than 40 tons of poisonous substances were found on the territories, liberated from terrorists,”
The calls for U.S. military intervention in Syria’s civil war are growing louder and louder amidst allegations that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people.
Syria: Damascus claims it has proof rebels used chemical weapons – US, UK and France don’t care, will attack anyway.
The Syrian government has proof that rebel fighters used chemical weapons against civilians, foreign minister Walid al-Muallim said in Damascus on Tuesday.
Unidentified snipers have opened fire on a convoy of UN experts investigating suspected chemical weapons attacks in Syria’s capital, the UN has said.
Using chemical weapons by the Assad regime would be political suicide. Why would they kill their own people? Especially now that they are, finally, gaining ground on the extremist and Al Qaeda supported rebels.