United States suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

United States suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

He added, "With trade war and now Syria fatigue likely to set in, however, it's best not to get too comfortable at this point as market risk sentiment swings will remain large this week". This was spotted by eagle-eyed reporters who knew USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and vice president Mike Pence were not in Washington on Friday. "Saying it's been a success - we won't know until we see if the regime continues to use chemical weapons". The Labour leader wants a parliamentary vote on Monday when Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement in the House of Commons.

The lab contained chlorine and various ingredients for mustard gas, Russian chemical weapons specialist Alexander Rodionov said in comments carried by state news agency TASS.

Trump, who in recent weeks has signaled that the USA may pull back its presence in northeast Syria after the defeat of the "Islamic State" (IS), said in his remarks that the United States was not seeking a permanent presence in Syria.

Trump wanted a "more robust attack" on Bashar al-Assad's regime, people familiar with the process told the Wall Street Journal.

Moscow said none of the more than 100 missiles targeted its bases and it did not activate its air defenses, despite threats earlier in the week that it would shoot down missiles and the platforms from where they were launched.

In Damascus, hundreds of Syrians gathered in a landmark square Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented air strikes by the West.

Founded in 1997, the OPCW based in The Hague oversees the application of The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) aimed at ridding the world of toxic arms. "No local resident confirmed the chemical attack". Neither of the missiles appeared in the zone of responsibility of Russian air defense systems in Tartus and Hmeymim. And pushing them back starts with using global coalitions to combat the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Is it possible that Assad is behind the chemical-weapons attack?

ENERGY: Oil prices fell back from spikes last week on fears over an escalation of strife in the Middle East, with US benchmark crude falling 58 cents to $66.81 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. "The worldwide community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life".

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Washington has said it had proof that Syrian forces conducted the deadly chemical weapons attack on April 7. "The photo was taken Thursday in the Situation Room during Syria briefing".

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based organization observing the Syrian civil war, reported almost 85 percent of the half million victims of the war were killed by the Syrian military and their allies.

Russian Federation denied the claims, saying parts of Douma still needed to be de-mined and said the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors would enter on Wednesday.

However, Al-Mayadeen and other pro-regime channels showed video of a odd light, which they claimed was part of the airstrikes, hovering in the sky. "How", asked Gabbard, "does going to war with Russian Federation over Syria serve the interests of the American people?" The group has shared with Freeland a report on international-law violations against children in the Syrian conflict. The reaction from Damascus and its backers following the 2017 USA strike in Syria was muted despite repeated threats.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned this weekend that the US-led attack on Syria was a "crime", as the country's foreign ministry warned of unspecified consequences. It also has troops in Iraq, where Iran-backed militias hold considerable sway.

"If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded". "If al-Assad and his allies can weaken the SDF, they can crack the foundation of the United States military's planning for Syria".

Canadian aid organizations with members in Syria called for diplomacy over violent retaliation.

As of Monday morning, neither Syria nor its Russian or Iranian allies retaliated, Pentagon officials said.

Damascus sky lights up with service to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday.