Syria: unnecessary showdown
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov spoke Saturday about the importance of removing Syria’s entire chemical weapons stockpile soon. There is still eight percent of the chemical weapons in Syria. Kerry conveyed the urgency of the removal to Lavrov.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VR) – Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is taking a circumspect approach to the situation in Syria and considering the overall welfare of the country, according to Radio VR Commentator Dmitry Babich. Democratic New York Congressman Eliot Engel wrote to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey recently requesting information about the possibility of missile strikes on Syrian President Bashar al Assad's air bases.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR) – Conflicts in Syria and Ukraine have some important, and perhaps disturbing, parallels that involved military aid and war tactics training to opposition factions by the US through its Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, an independent research and media organization based in Montreal, Canada.
By Kells Hetherington WASHINGTON (VR) — The United States has still to develop a comprehensible policy vis-à-vis Syria, as senior officials in Iran have declared themselves winners in the conflict that rages on in the Middle Eastern nation, according to Claude Salhani, a Senior News Editor at Trend News Agency in Azerbaijan.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR)— Syrian peace talks in Geneva opened in a less than civil fashion.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VOR)— It sent us to the brink of war...
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VOR)–The UN Security Council returned to the theme of alleged chemical weapon use in Syria Monday.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VOR)– After months of scrutiny and political drama, Syria is in the final stages of collecting its chemical weapons for destruction. But it remains unclear who will actually liquidate Syria’s poison gas stockpile.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VOR)— Diplomatic talks to bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria that has left more than 100,000 people dead continue.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VOR) - The proposed destruction of Syria's Weapons of Mass Destruction is now spurring a discussion on how to control Israel's weapons as a way to create a WMD free Middle East.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VOR)— In an interview televised on State television on Sunday Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US of blackmailing Russia over a tough UN resolution against Syria. Lavrov said he was opposed to authorizing the use of force even if Syria fails to comply with the plan to deliver its chemical weapons to an international authority.
WASHINGTON (VOR)— UN inspectors confirmed earlier this week that chemical weapons were indeed used inside Syria.
By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky WASHINGTON (VOR)— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had their second day of talks and deliberations about the Syrian conflict and the issue of chemical weapons on Friday.
WASHINGTON (VOR)— It's been about two weeks since a UN chemical weapons team left Syria, after inspecting several sites of alleged chemical weapons use.
WASHINGTON-LONDON-MOSCOW (VOR)— Efforts to resolve the destructive civil war in Syria have taken two sharp turns in recent weeks.
By Stephen Schaber WASHINGTON (VOR)— What a difference a day makes. Early Monday morning, U.S.'s proposal for military intervention appeared to be the default policy on Syria within the international community.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VOR)— The Russian plan to have Syria hand over its chemical weapons to an international authority has been well received.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VOR) - Russia is making its voice heard in the Syrian conflict where the US might use military force to punish the Syrian government for allegedly using chemical weapons on its own citizens.
NEW YORK (VOR) - For a second straight week, hundreds gathered in New York City’s Times Square over the weekend in protest of a possible US military strike against the Syrian government.