In particular, the 600,000 pages of documentation show Assad has command responsibility for the extra-judicial detention, torture and killing of thousands of his own citizens.
By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Monday that it has finished destroying the lethal chemical agents that were removed from Syria after President Bashar Assad’s forces were accused of using poison gas against civilians a year ago this week. In a statement, President Barack Obama hailed the joint civilian […]
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Putting a toxic chemical on a neighbor’s mailbox is not the same as deploying a “chemical weapon,” the Supreme Court said Monday, throwing out a federal prosecution over what Chief Justice John Roberts called a “two-bit local assault.” The justices decided to end the “curious case” […]
By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90 percent of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The latest shipment on Tuesday to the Mediterranean port of Latakia means that […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Russia had a “responsibility” to ensure that Syria complies with a deal to hand over its chemical weapons. Washington has said only limited shipments of chemicals have left the Syrian port of Latakia so far — far less than the 700 tonnes the country was […]
Berlin (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing his chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry told reporters ahead of talks in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel that Damascus was not complying with a U.S.-Russian agreed […]