France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack - UK citing head of chemical weapons watchdog

Israel's military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a chemical attack that killed almost 90 people in Syria.

In an interview with the Russian state-owned RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday, he said the UN has not sent anyone yet and blamed Western nations and the United States in particular for not allowing the experts to travel to Syria.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took biomedical samples from 10 victims of the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun and found indications that they were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance, CNN reported on Thursday.

Melania reminds President Trump to raise hand for national anthem The First Lady will be moving to the White House this summer, and - if this video is anything to go by - her presence will be a huge help to her husband.

"That's what we believe in, because the attack was already prepared, and they didn't want to listen, they didn't want to investigate; they only wanted to launch the attack". The other day, they attacked Sha'irat where they said there was the gas depots, and they attacked all the depots, and there was no gas coming out of that airport. "No-one of our army officers or military staff, was affected by any gas", he said.

Israel, along with the United States and much of the worldwide community, has accused Assad's forces of carrying out the attack, which killed at least 90 people, including dozens of children. "Some were crying. There were tens, maybe even hundreds of them".

"You can fake this image, it's very easy".

Dan Kaszeta, a United Kingdom -based chemical weapons expert, said the Israeli estimate appeared to be conservative, but nonetheless was enough to be highly lethal.

Also on Wednesday, Syria's arch enemy Israel claimed that Damascus had not destroyed its chemical weapons stockpile as agreed in 2013 - and confirmed by both Russian Federation and the United Nations - and still possessed "between one and three tons" of banned toxins.

French Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the police officers were "deliberately" targeted.

American missiles on Friday struck a Syrian airbase suspected of the chemical attack.

"We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organise these strikes with chemical weapons". Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the U.S. missile strike against the Syrian airfield as a strategic mistake. No-one left the city, life continued as normal, ” which would be impossible if weapons of mass destruction were used, Assad said.

Reuters quoted the organization's director, General Ahmet Uzumcu as saying that the results of the analysis "indicate that sarin or a sarin like substance was used".

But Moscow, the closest ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is leading efforts to sideline the OPCW's existing fact-finding mission by calling for a new "full-scale and thorough investigation". In January 2016, the OPCW announced that all chemical weapons in Syria had been destroyed.

Related News: