Russian Federation invites chemical weapons experts to visit Syria site

Marsha Scott
April 12, 2018

Photo President Trump met with advisers and top military leaders on Monday to discuss the potential for military action in Syria.

"But we can't let atrocities like we all witnessed. we can't let that happen in our world. especially when we're able to because of the power of the United States, the power of our country, we're able to stop it".

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced plans to inspect Douma, a Syrian city where opposition activists said 40 people died in a nerve agent attack. Donald Trump responded quickly condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and attacking #Russia for assisting them.

"Military means will lead us nowhere".

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria". "There can be no credible diplomacy if such atrocities are not met with a strong, united and resolute response from the worldwide community", Philippe said.

Theresa May is planning to join the USA in taking military action in Syria without a vote in Parliament, according to a new report from the BBC. "And if he does, it's going to be very tough, very tough". Trump tweeted, referring to Moscow's alliance with Assad.

Russian Federation and several countries sparred at the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, with both sides blocking resolutions focused on an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria.

Russian Federation and the Syrian government categorically denied that any such attack took place.

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It also would establish a separate joint investigative body to determine who was responsible for any chemical weapons used in Syria.

"If Russia and other parties, including the (Syrian) regime believe that they were not involved in this attack then they have nothing to fear from the independent investigation the United Nations is seeking", she told ABC radio.

Earlier Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong said if Russian Federation had no involvement in the attack it should welcome an investigation.

The OPCW did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"The evidence that chemical weapons were used there is very, very clear", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.

Russian Federation and the United States tangled on Tuesday at the U.N. Security Council over Syria as they blocked attempts by each other to set up global investigations into chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country.

However, inspectors with the global chemical weapons watchdog will travel to Douma to investigate reports of a chemical attack.

Alexey Malashenko, a specialist in the Syria conflict, said Washington and Moscow were more likely to remain engaged in a war of words.

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