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russia blocks un chemical weapons investigation




russia has cast a veto at the united nations security council to stop the renewal of a mandate to continue investigating who was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in syria.the investigation, known as the joint investigative mechanism (jim), was created in 2015 and renewed in 2016 for anoth...



blasting u.s., putin orders destruction of russia's last chemical weapons




president vladimir putin ordered the destruction of the last of russia’s chemical weapons on wednesday in a televised broadcast in which he slammed the united states for failing to decommission its chemical stockpile.russia’s 39,967 metric ton cache of chemical weapons, inherited from the soviet...



blasting u.s., putin orders destruction of russia's last chemical weapons




president vladimir putin ordered the destruction of the last of russia’s chemical weapons on wednesday in a televised broadcast in which he slammed the united states for failing to decommission its chemical stockpile.russia’s 39,967 metric ton cache of chemical weapons, inherited from the soviet...



presstv-russia destroyed 99% own toxic arsenal: moscow




russia says it has so far annihilated "99 percent of its chemical weapons" to meet the conditions specified in the chemical weapons convention (cwc), which it began implementing some 20 years ago.major general valery kapashin, the head of russia's federal administration for the safe storage and des...



syria's secret chemical weapon attacks




the syrian government is maintaining and regularly deploying a stockpile of chemical weapons, according to an investigation by the news agency reuters.in 2013, after syrian forces used chemical weapons against rebel fighters, killing scores of civilians, an international outcry and the threat of mi...



presstv-russia urges us to destroy chemical weapons




after destroying the remainder of its chemical weapons in september, russia is now calling on the united states and other countries in possession of such weapons to immediately “follow suit” and do away with their stockpiles.speaking at a meeting of the first committee of the un general assembly...



presstv-do not politicize syria chemical arms dossier: russia




russia says it will “strongly oppose” any attempts to accuse the syrian government of having a role in chemical weapons attacks in the arab country.russian foreign minister sergei lavrov made the remarks in a meeting with his syrian counterpart, walid al-muallem, in russia's resort city of sochi...



russia vetoes un resolution on chemical weapons in syria




russia has vetoed a united nations resolution that would determine who is responsible for chemical weapon attacks in syria.the joint investigative mechanism mandate to investigate the use of chemical weapons in syria is set to expire in november.the resolution to extend it was put to a un security c...



syria strike: u.s. probes russia gas attack participation




(washington) — senior military officials say the u.s. is looking into whether russia participated in syria's chemical weapons attack earlier this week.the officials say russia has failed to control the syrian government's use of chemical weapons.they say a drone belonging either to russia or syria...



russia: support of syria's assad is not unconditional




(moscow) — president vladimir putin's spokesman tells the associated press that russia's support for syrian president bashar assad is not unconditional.dmitry peskov spoke two days after a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held province. moscow, assad's key backer, has been supporting t...



presstv-us-led coalition protects terrorists: syria envoy




syria's ambassador to the un bashar al-ja'afari says the us-led coalition purportedly fighting the takfiri daesh terrorist group is targeting syrian infrastructure and protecting terrorist groups.his remarks came during a un security council meeting on the situation in syria on wednesday.the unsc is...



boris johnson: russia lifeline for 'murderous syrian regime'




british foreign secretary boris johnson has slammed russia after it vetoed a united nations resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in syria.johnson said wednesday that the veto put moscow on the wrong side of history, calling it a "lifeline for the murderous syrian regime," the guardian r...



syria airstrikes: russia knew about chemical weapons attack




(washington) — a senior u.s. official says the united states has concluded that russia knew in advance of syria's chemical weapons attack last week.the official says a russian-operated drone flew over a hospital in syria as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment.hours after the drone ...



syria gas attack: u.n. resolution proposed




the united states, britain and france on tuesday proposed a united nations security council resolution to condemn a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in syria, which diplomats said would likely be put to a vote on wednesday.the three countries blamed syrian president bashar al-assad's forces ...



syria denies chemical weapons attack




the syrian foreign minister is categorically denying his government used chemical weapons in the attack this week in idlib province or in any other attack.walid moallem told reporters at a press conference in damascus on thursday that "the syrian arab army has never used chemical weapons and will no...



presstv-debate: chemical weapons in syria




syria has firmly rejected latest claims by the us and some of its allies that it is planning a chemical attack, saying it has completely disposed of its chemical weapons. in this episode of the debate, press tv has conducted an interview with richard becker, with the answer coalition from san franci...



presstv-russia vetoes extending syria chemical weapons probe




©afpthe russian federation vetoed a draft resolution to extend the mandate of the joint investigative mechanism (jim) for the use of chemical weapons in syria describing the vote as putting "the carriage before the horse," at un headquarters in new york on tuesday.



us investigates civilian death tolls as ‘ferocious battle’ for mosul continues




russia, china seek chemical weapons probe in iraqrussia and china on friday proposed that a united nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in syria be extended to iraq, a proposal britain immediately rejected.



syria attack: un should investigate, says vladimir putin




(moscow) — president vladimir putin says russia will appeal to the united nations to investigate last week's chemical attack in syria.moscow has dismissed suggestions that the syrian government that it backs could be behind the attack in idlib province.putin told reporters on tuesday that russia w...



presstv-russia ‘ready to grant access to syria airbase’




russia has said it is ready to provide inspectors with access to a syrian airbase that the opponents of the syrian government say was used to carry out a “chemical attack.”at least 86 people died in the town of khan shaykhun in syria last week in what was claimed to be a chemical attack conducte...



presstv-russia ‘ready to grant access to syria airbase’




russia has said it is ready to provide inspectors with access to a syrian airbase that the opponents of the syrian government say was used to carry out a “chemical attack.”at least 86 people died in the town of khan shaykhun in syria last week in what was claimed to be a chemical attack conducte...



turkey says autopsies show chemical weapons used in idlib attack




turkey says autopsy results reveal chemical weapons were used in a deadly attack in syria's idlib province on tuesday. turkey said on thursday the autopsies of three syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by president bashar al-assa...



turkey says autopsies show chemical weapons used in idlib attack




turkey says autopsy results reveal chemical weapons were used in a deadly attack in syria's idlib province on tuesday. turkey said on thursday the autopsies of three syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by president bashar al-assa...



turkey says autopsies show chemical weapons used in idlib attack




turkey says autopsy results reveal chemical weapons were used in a deadly attack in syria's idlib province on tuesday. turkey said on thursday the autopsies of three syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by president bashar al-assa...



turkey says autopsies show chemical weapons used in idlib attack




turkey says autopsy results reveal chemical weapons were used in a deadly attack in syria's idlib province on tuesday. turkey said on thursday the autopsies of three syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by president bashar al-assa...