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UK, US, and France warn Syria not to use chemical weapons

Apr. 5, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain, France and the United States are warning the Syria against using chemical weapons on opponents of the government. The foreign ministers of the three countries say in a joint statement that Syria's past use of such weapons "cannot be disputed." They say they will "act strongly and...

Syria rejects watchdog report saying chlorine used in Douma

Mar. 7, 2019 2:56 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's government has strongly criticized a report issued by the global chemical weapons watchdog that said chlorine was likely used as a weapon in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. In a statement Thursday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said the report was "full...

UK leader visits Salisbury a year after Novichok attack

Mar. 4, 2019 12:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, England as the city on Monday marked a year since a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy. The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, represented the first use of a nerve agent on...

Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

Mar. 1, 2019 10:02 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday it found "reasonable grounds" that chlorine was used as a weapon in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. The determination was contained in a detailed report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Chemical weapons watchdog finds "reasonable grounds" chlorine was used as weapon in April 2018 attack on Douma, Syria

Mar. 1, 2019 12:36 PM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Chemical weapons watchdog finds "reasonable grounds" chlorine was used as weapon in April 2018 attack on Douma, Syria.