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Russia rejects the Western resolution on Syria at UN



BEIRUT (AP) – The latest developments in Syria (all times local):

4 pm

Russia's UN ambassador rejects a draft United Nations resolution on Syria proposed by the United States, Britain and France it is "outdated" and "unnecessary".

Vasili Nebenzija rejected the attempt of the three Western Allies who had attacked alleged Syrian chemical sites to demand the adoption of a resolution by the Security Council calling for a political solution to the seven-year Syria conflict to blame them for chemical attacks and Humanitarian Access

Nebenzia said on Tuesday that there is no need for a new independent body to determine responsibility for chemical attacks because "they blame and have already punished the perpetrators."

He says Russian ambassadors were present when Security Council experts discussed the Western draft on Monday "only to hear, but we really said that this effort is out of date now."

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3:10 [19659009] Syria's UN ambassador said a UN security team visited the Damasmus suburb of Douma to decide if investigators from the International Chemical Weapons Surveillance Service could visit the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack.

Bashar Ja & # 39; afari told the UN Security Council On Tuesday, the team arrived in Douma on Damascus around 3pm. He said that if the team decides "the situation is good," the Chemical Weapons Organization's Inquiry Commission will start work there on Wednesday.

Previously, Syrian state television had said the OVCW inspectors had reached the site

Yes, "afari says the Syrian government has" done everything possible to facilitate the work of this mission, "and it was up to the UN Security Team and the OVCW to give investigators the green light to enter Douma. 19659013] Yes, "afari says that the OVCW mission has been working in Damascus, including statements by some witnesses about the alleged incident.

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22:30

Russia says it strongly supports the visit of international inspectors In place of a suspected chemical attack in Syria

The spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, dismissed the allegations that Russia trying to hamper the mission by chemical weapons organization experts 9018] Syrian activists say more than 40 people were killed in the April 7 chemical attack in Douma, which they blamed on government forces. The attack prompted the US, UK and France to launch rocket attacks on Syria on Saturday.

Syria and its ally Russia denied any chemical attack, and Moscow accused Syrian rebels of falsifying the attack with British support, a claim of Britain

The Russian military claimed Tuesday that it had found rebellious chemical weapons camps in Douma Chlorine and mustard gas precursors.

Syrian state television says the OVCW team arrived in Douma on Tuesday after days of delay by Syrian and Russian authorities

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19:10

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says the kingdom is in Talking to the Trump administration about sending troops to Syria, this proposal has been under discussion since the Obama administration. [19659025] Adel al-Jubeir told reporters on Tuesday: "We are in talks with the US and have spoken since the beginning of this crisis about the deployment of troops to Syria."

He says Saudi Ar Abia has also offered to send troops from a predominantly Sunni bloc of Muslim nations founded by the Kingdom to fight terrorism. He says the Obama administration has not referred to either offer.

The Kingdom has supported and armed Sunni rebel groups fighting against the troops of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who are supported by Shiite Iran. Saudi Arabia is also a member of the US-led coalition that fights against the Islamic State group.

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18:50

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has told Italy's new parliament that Italy is firmly committed to the United States, France and Britain in their decision to launch strikes against Syria to prevent the use of chemical weapons ,

Gentiloni told lawmakers in Rome on Tuesday that "Italy is not a neutral country, each time between the Atlantic Alliance and Russia: it is a coherent ally of the United States, and not this or that American government." [19659028] Italy's role in any military action was particularly politically sensitive in view of the blockade on the formation of a new government after the elections last month, a detached parliament. The leader of the center-right coalition, Matteo Salvini, has spoken out against the strikes.

Gentiloni explained that Italy logistically supported the operation from the joint air base in Aviano, on the condition that "no actions against Syria were planned would depart from our territory, and so it was."

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18:20

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Syrian government to ensure that international chemical weapons inspectors can work without restrictions.

Earlier Tuesday, the Syrian state agency said chemical weapons inspectors would have reached Baku city Douma to investigate alleged gas attack on April 7

Guterres said, "It is the duty of the Syrian government to give them all the conditions to work without restrictions. "

He stopped confirming whether the inspectors were able to reach Douma, he told reporters in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that the UN "had done everything possible to ensure that the experts of the OVCW were sooner rather than earlier can come to Douma later. "

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5:55 pm

The Russian military says rebellious chemical weapons camp has been found in the Syrian city hit by a suspected chemical attack. The Sri Lankan activists accused the Syrian government of the chemical attack on April 7 in Douma, involving more than 40 people Life came. Rodionov said the canister of chlorine was similar to that shown in pictures of activists.

The attack prompted the United States, Britain and France to launch Saturday's attack on Syria. Syria and its ally, Russia, denied any chemical attack, and Moscow accused rebels of having faked a chemical attack with British help, a claim that Britain has rejected.

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17:30

Turkish officials say Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has called for a tightening of the tensions surrounding the issue of chemical weapons in Syria.

Officials said Erdogan and Rohani held a telephone conversation on Tuesday with Turkish leaders announcing actions to avoid increasing tensions.

The two also agreed that Turkey, Iran and Russia should continue to work together to reach a political solution to the conflict in Syria.

The officials gave the information on the condition of anonymity in accordance with government regulations

Turkey has supported the strikes of the weekend on Syria by the United States, France and Britain.

– Suzan Fraser in Ankara.

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Syria's state news agency says inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have reached the city of Douma to investigate reports of a presumed 7 April gas attack.

The inspectors arrived in Douma on Tuesday after arriving in Syria on Saturday.

The United States, Britain and France say the Syrian government was behind the attack, launching a wave of missiles against Syrian military on Saturday as a punishment.

Syria and its ally Russia denied any chemical attacks, and Russian officials went even further, accusing Britain of having carried out a "fake" chemical attack.

Douma was the last city of rebels in the eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus until they surrendered the day after the alleged gas attack

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14:30

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States, the United Kingdom and the United States France has violated international law and violated the peace process in Syria with air strikes on targets in Damascus.

Russia condemned the Allied strikes on Sunday, but renounced the attack on its ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Kremlin said Tuesday in a statement of the Putin-Merkel telephone conversation that the prospect of peace talks for Syria had been damaged by air strikes carried out in retaliation for the reported poison gas attack on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus [19659060] An investigative mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is to visit the location of the suspected gas attack. The Kremlin said Tuesday that Putin and Merkel support the OVCW mission and hope for a thorough investigation.

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14:20

French President Emmanuel Macron has vigorously defended his decision to launch air strikes on Syria criticizing the joint operation of France, Britain and the United States

He spoke on Tuesday in the European Parliament and showed signs of anger and sometimes almost screaming.

Macron quoted all those "who are outraged every time pictures we've seen of children, women who died of a chlorine attack."

He asked, "Let us sit back, defend (humanity) ) Rights by saying: Rights are for us, principles are for us, and realities are for others, no, no! "

He says the US, France and Britain have intervened in a" legitimate, multilateral framework. " and air strikes on three chemical weapons facilities pronounced "without human loss of life".

Some European lawmakers criticized France's action in Syria, posters saying "Stop the war in Syria" and "Steer clear of Syria" during Macron's speech.

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12:45

Syria's state-run television says a false alarm – not external aggression and incoming air strikes – had triggered Syrian air defense early in the morning.

The television cites an unnamed military official who said on Tuesday that Air Defense has fired a number of missile missile missiles without providing further information.

Hours earlier, Syrian government media said the country's air defense was facing a new "aggression" that fired rockets at the central region of Homs and a suburb of Damascus.

The reports did not say who carried out the operation before dawn strikes reported by the Syrian state television and the government-run Syrian Central Media.

The reports arrived just days after the US, British and French air strikes on alleged chemical weapons in response to a suspected poison gas attack in Syria.

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10:40

The group of seven major industrial nations has issued a joint statement supporting US-led air strikes in Syria. [19659085] The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union stated in a joint declaration on Tuesday that they are condemning the April 7 chemical attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria.

I say that they "fully support all efforts by the United States, the United Kingdom and France to worsen the (Bashar) Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons and deter any future use" of the strike.

What the Airstrikes Say Last Saturday, the three nations were "limited, proportionate and necessary" and "only after having exhausted every possible diplomatic option to comply with the international standard against the use of chemical weapons".

The G-7 members say they remain "committed to a leap"

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08:30

The state-run Syrian television has reported that the country's defenses are facing a new "aggression" missiles are launched over the central region of Homs

It did not say who carried out the airstrikes on early Tuesday. The Syrian central media said the missiles targeted the Shayrat air base in Homs. Another strike earlier this month in Homs was accused of Israel.

The report comes a few days after the United States, Britain and France launched airstrikes on alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack they accused the Syrian government.

Experts from the International Chemical Weapons Surveillance Service are in Syria and should now visit this place in the city of Douma on Wednesday. This after the Syrian and Russian authorities prevented them from being there on Monday.


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