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The U.S. administration has imposed new sanctions on Syrian regime personnel responsible for stockpiling chemical weapons and ballistic missiles. The Treasury Department, which is responsible for applying international financial sanctions, named 271 members of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center in one of the largest sanctions lists ever seen....

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad circumvented a 2013 deal to dismantle his chemical weapons stockpile by failing to declare the full extent of his arsenal, Syria’s former chemical weapons research chief told The Telegraph on Saturday. Brigadier-General Zaher al-Sakat, who served as the head of chemical warfare in a top Syrian military unit...

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Iran was crucial in helping Syria develop its chemical weapons program, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies wrote Monday. “What the rapid-fire news cycle didn’t say early this month was that Tehran and Damascus jump-started a program to develop a sophisticated Syrian chemicals arsenal as early as 2004,” Benjamin...

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The United States representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) strongly condemned the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday. Ambassador Kenneth P. Ward called the chemical attack launched by the regime on the town of Khan Sheikhoun a “direct affront to the Chemical Weapons...

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Iran’s support of the Syrian regime in the wake of a gas attack against civilians in northern Syria raises questions about its own chemical weapons program, a research fellow at the Foundation for Foundation of Democracies wrote Wednesday in the New York Daily News. Iran has enabled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s “chemical and barrel bombing war...

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Russia vetoed a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that would have condemned last week’s alleged chemical attack in Syria and demanded that the Syrian regime cooperate with international investigators. The resolution was drafted and proposed by the United States, United Kingdom, and France, who responded...

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Turkey’s health minister confirmed on Tuesday that sarin gas was used in a recent chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Syria. Blood and urine sample taken from victims of the attack, which the United States has blamed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, indicated...

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Russia must choose between partnering with the United States or the Iranian axis, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a meeting of the G7 nations in Italy on Tuesday. “We want to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people. Russia can be a part of that future and...

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Getting Serious on Syria Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week made a widely criticized remark that “the longer-term status of President [Bashar al-Assad] will be decided by the Syrian people.” However, following a deadly chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib on Tuesday, which killed at least...

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Officials from Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia hailed the United States’ decision on Thursday to strike a Syrian airfield that was used to launch a lethal chemical attack against civilians earlier this week. Iran, a chief ally and backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, condemned the operation, The Wall Street Journal...

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