On April 4, a chemical weapons incident in Syria's Idlib province claimed the lives of some 80 people and inflicted harm on an additional 200 civilians. Damascus put the blame on militants and reiterated that it did not possess any chemical weapons. Moscow said a Syrian warplane in Khan Shaykhun hit a terrorist warehouse that stored chemical weapons slated for delivery to Iraq. A number of Western states blamed Damascus for the incident. The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) started an investigation. The incident was used by Washington to launch a Tomahawk cruise missile strike against Syria's Ash Sha'irat airbase on April 6.
The United Kingdom welcomes the US decision to impose sanctions on people linked to the alleged chemical incident in the Syrian province of Idlib, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday in a statement.
Tehran deems that the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province that that the West blamed on Damascus, was a provocation orchestrated by Turkey and Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist group.
One of the goals of the new sanctions issued by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) against 271 individuals in Syria is to show President Bashar Assad's government that its actions are not taken lightly by the United States, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a briefing on Monday.
The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, the agency allegedly responsible for producing chemical weapons, the Treasury Department said in a statement on Monday.
The Syrian armed forces are ready to stop hostilities in Khan Sheikhoun if a special expert mission is sent there to investigate the reported April 4 chemical weapons incident, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Chemical weapons may have been used in Syria's Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 but at issue is who delivered it there, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's nonproliferation and arms control department Mikhail Uliyanov said Monday.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) decision not to send an investigative mission to the reported April 4 use of chemical weapons in Syria is strange, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
According to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (OPCW), sarin was used in Khan Sheikhoun in the Syrian province of Idlib. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with an ex-member of a UN commission on biological and chemical weapons, Igor Nikulin.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation that Moscow regrets that Washington opposes a proposal to send inspectors to Syria to probe the alleged chemical attack in Idlib.
Russia and Iran have submitted new proposals to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concerning the alleged chemical attack in Idlib, Syria.
New provocations, similar to the one that took place in the Khan Sheikhoun area of Syria's province of Idlib, cannot be ruled out, Syrian President Bashar Assad warned in an interview with Sputnik.
Independent experts should find out what happened in Khan Shaykhun, an Egyptian lawmaker said.
The West's task is to prevent a full-fledged investigation into the alleged chemical weapons incident in Syria's Khan Shaykhun in early April that can reveal the truth, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Mikhail Ulyanov, said Thursday.
Western countries are blocking attempts to investigate the Idlib chemical incident because in the event of a probe it will be established that the "attack" was a false flag and lie, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons turned down a proposal by Moscow and Tehran regarding an investigation of the Idlib chemical incident.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) chief's conclusion that sarin gas traces were found on victims of the reported April 4 chemical incident in Syria's Idlib exposes the organization, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province should not blame any one party without first allowing an official investigation into the incident to be completed, France's far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen said Thursday.
Russian Foreign Ministry said that all charges against the Syrian government over chemical weapons use are unsubstantiated and based on questionable social media materials.
Russian Foreign Ministry said that the purpose of the United States' missile strike on a Syrian military airfield this month was to show force instead of to destroy an unverified cache of chemical weapons.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-checking mission investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhun in Syria's Idlib province has found traces of Sarin in attack victims' bodies, OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu said Wednesday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow considers the Idlib chemical incident a provocation.
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