U.N. Releases Chemical Weapons Report, Both Sides Spin their Narrative. Evidence collected by U.N. inspectors confirmed a sarin gas attack on the Damascus suburb of Al Ghouta on August 21, with grim details. “The report makes for chilling reading,” Mr. Ban told a news conference after he briefed the Security Council. ”The findings are beyond doubt and beyond the pale. This is a war crime.”
• U.S., Russia Strike a Syria Deal That Only Goes So Far. If the framework agreed over the weekend is effectively followed, it will eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of next year. On Monday the U.S., France and Britain agreed to step up pressure on As
It’s Day Two of U.S.-Russian Syria Talks in Geneva. By some accounts, they started on shaky ground. Russia and Syria insisted the U.S. give up its “policy of threats” – the threat of military action that the U.S.
Geneva Talks Begin Today. The Business Insider dubbed it the “U.S. Meeting With Russia To Make Sure This ‘Disarm Syria’ Thing Isn’t A Joke.” The United States will insist that Syria take rapid steps to show it is serious about abandoning its vast chemical arsenal, senior U.S. officials told Reuters. “Among the first steps Washington wants, one U.S.
Obama’s Speech Delays Strike, Explores Diplomatic Opening:
To give you an overview of the latest news, we’ve organized the latest Syrian developments in a bullet-point summary.