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Israel: Syria stepped up chemical weapons security

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

Israeli army armored vehicles drive along the border between Israel and Syria near the Druze village of Buqata in the Golan Heights, Monday, July 23, 2012. Israeli leaders have discussed with visiting American envoys how to manage a Syrian government collapse, an Israeli official said Monday, as Syria made an unprecedented admission of possessing weapons of mass destruction. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)Israel's military chief warned Tuesday that an attack on Syrian chemical weapons depots could drag Israel into a broader war, counseling restraint after top officials declared they were prepared to strike to keep those weapons out of militants' hands.

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Assad ‘moves chemical weapons to Syria border’: rebels

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

A portrait of Syria President Bashar al-Assad is set alight on July 23 during clashes near AleppoSyria's rebels accused strongman Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of moving chemical weapons to the country's borders, a day after his beleaguered regime said it would use its stockpiles if attacked.

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US gives Syria weapons warning

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

President Barack Obama warns Syria it will be held accountable if it deploys chemical weapons after Damascus threatens their use against external attack.
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Syria pledge on chemical weapons

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Syria says it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, as rebels tell the BBC they are encouraged by last week’s assassinations.
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Q&A:"It was a mistake for the US & a number of European countries to support Iraq, especially with outlawed chemical weapons

January 10th, 2012 Comments off

“…Q: Do you think the overall policy of the United States sanctioning Iran has so far been successful?A: From the Iranian perspective, and in fact from a humanitarian perspective, what happened during the Iran-Iraq war was wrong. It was a mistake for the United States and a number of European countries to support Iraq, especially with outlawed chemical weapons. Understandably, Iranians do not want to be so vulnerable again. This is why the Iranian people support the government’s policies to develop Iran’s nuclear capabilities. For sanctions to have a better chance of success, you want the broad citizenry to favor a change in the policy targeted by sanctions. The United States has made a mistake. It picked the wrong policy (to be changed by the regime in Tehran).
The nuclear issue is a popular policy. What the United States should say is we are going to impose sanctions until you hold free elections, respect human rights….This would have much force within Iran and with a change in regime, then the nuclear issue could be better resolved. The issue the US has picked (the nuclear issue) will not rally the people against the regime. Sanctions are aimed at hurting the government and forcing the regime to change its policies, or squeezing the average citizen to turn against the regime. It hurts the average person. This is sad, but inevitable, fallout of sanctions that cannot be helped.”



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Captured German tanker heads for Somalia -EU

May 9th, 2010 Comments off

German-owned chemical tanker with crew of 22 appears to head toward Somali coast, naval task force says.
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Chemical Ali hanging heralds start of Iraqi election campaign

January 27th, 2010 Comments off

Chemical Ali is finally dead, nearly 22 years since he ordered the gassing of thousands of Kurds.
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Chemical Ali hanged in Iraq

January 26th, 2010 Comments off

Ali Hassan al Majid, better known as Chemical Ali, One of Saddam Hussein's most hated offsiders, has been executed in Iraq.
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Halabja son reunited with mother

December 6th, 2009 Comments off

A man who as a baby survived a chemical attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city Halabja in 1988 is reunited with his mother.
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