Chemical Arms Inspectors Enter Syrian Town


Chemical weapons investigators are due to travel Wednesday to the site of a suspected Syrian chemical weapon attack in Douma, if it's safe enough, according Syria's ambassador to the UN.

Instead, a United Nations security team entered Douma to "conduct a reconnaissance visit to the sites" ahead of the visit by the inspectors, according to an OPCW statement.

On Monday, April 9th, President Donald Trump reportedly stated, in a cabinet meeting with military officials, that he planned to "forcefully respond" to the chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Global investigators on Tuesday entered a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.

"The deliberate Israeli slaying of Iranians in the T4 base will have a response but we don't know its nature or its details", Qassem said in the television interview.

The 15-member council met for the sixth time in the past nine days on Syria as Russian Federation and Western powers face off over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma that sparked air strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

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Independent experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Damascus on Saturday to carry out a fact-finding mission. A unusual smell lingered, nine days after the attack.

"Putin in particular stressed that if such actions, carried out in violation of the UN Charter, continue, it will inevitably lead to chaos in global relations", the statement said. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council "there is clear information demonstrating Assad's culpability".

Douma was the last rebel hold-out in the eastern Ghouta enclave, which was the target of a government offensive in February and March which killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands of people.

Under the agreement, the rebels are allowed to move with their families to opposition-held areas in the country's north, effectively surrendering their turf to Syrian government forces. He said the canister with chlorine was similar to one shown in images released by activists in the days after April 7.

Syria and its ally Russia deny any chemical attack took place, and Russian officials have accused Britain of staging a "fake" chemical attack.

For example, chlorine, which the United States assesses was used in the 7 April attack, is a common industrial chemical that is not hard to find or weaponise, experts say. The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed the incident was staged by Britain and a Russian general in Syria says no evidence of chemical weapons has been found in Douma.