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World U.S. envoy to U.N. says Syria used chemical weapons 50 times

18:01  13 april  2018
18:01  13 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Russia has betrayed obligation to end Syria's chemical weapons program -White House

  Russia has betrayed obligation to end Syria's chemical weapons program -White House The White House on Monday accused Russia of betraying its obligation to end Syria's chemical weapons program in light of a suspected chemical weapons attack over the weekend. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters the attack was consistent with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's established pattern of chemical weapons use, and that Russia and Iran also bore responsibility for their material support for the government."It is also now clear that Russia has betrayed its obligations to guarantee the end of the Syrian regime's chemical weapons program," Sanders added.

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The United States said that Syria ’ s government had used chlorine bombs on civilians and that Russia was complicit. Mr. Tillerson was speaking at a Paris meeting of envoys from France and more than 20 other Russia Vetoes Stopgap Resolution to Preserve Syria Chemical Weapons Panel NOV.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday that Washington estimates that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have used chemical weapons at least 50 times during the seven-year-long conflict.

"Our President has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria. But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree," Haley told the U.N. Security Council.

"All nations and all people will be harmed if we allow Assad to normalize the use of chemical weapons," Haley said. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Russia, Syria trying to 'sanitize' chemical attack site - U.S. State Dept .
The United States has credible information that Russia and Syria are trying to "sanitize" the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria while also attempting to delay access by inspectors from the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, a State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday. "We have credible information that indicates that Russian officials are working with the Syrian regime to deny and to delay these inspectors from gaining access to Douma ...

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