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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria calls for money, vehicles to move chemical weapons

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:00pm by AP

    ... the decisions," he said. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also said in a letter to the Security Council that the mission needs an "unprecedented effort" by the world. The OPCW ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Western leaders hail Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... city of Aleppo. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Damascus was determined to ensure the talks were a success, and sent a letter to the United Nations saying that the conference is about ...

  3. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Ki-moon made his appointment of Kaag known in a letter addressed to Azerbaijan’s UN envoy Agshin Mehdiyev, who holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council. The OPCW and the UN have had ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    US suspects Assad used chemical weapons

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... increase the pressure on US President Barack Obama – who has sought to avoid any US military role in the conflict – to intervene. His administration laid out the intelligence assessment in a letter ... with the Assad regime,” the letter said. So far, US intelligence indicates that “the Assad regime maintains custody of these weapons, and has demonstrated a willingness to escalate its horrific use ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Israeli air strike hits Russian missile shipment in Syrian port of Latakia

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 06:22pm by AP

    ... to reconstitute its chemical weapons programme at some later date. The Syrian request- which was contained in a confidential letter from Muallem to Ahmet Uzumcu, the director-general of the Organisation ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    West calls for UN inquiry into Syria chemical attack reports

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 08:19am by AFP

    ... reporters that a majority of the 15 members of the council had wanted to send a letter to UN Secretary General Ban calling for an investigation into “all allegations of the use of chemical weapons”. ... they would send a letter to Ban seeking the signatures of as many council members as possible. “The facts need to be clarified,” said Britain’s deputy UN ambassador Philip Parham. “If chemical ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    US ‘to hit Syria with cruise missiles’

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... withstand limited strikes by dispersing assets," Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a July 19 letter to Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin, ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN team to visit Syria to probe three alleged chemical attacks

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... to send arms and ammunition to the opposition. In a letter to the secretarygeneral the following day, then-US ambassador Susan Rice said the United States had determined that the nerve agent sarin ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian no-fly zone would 'cost US$1b a month'

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... the momentum in the civil war, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says. In a letter to two senators, General Martin Dempsey outlined the risks, costs and benefits of more aggressive US ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    US avoids setting ‘red lines’ after Syria chemical claims

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 10:23am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... government denied the allegations. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a letter to Engel that top military leaders were not “reticent, weary or risk averse” but rather mindful ...




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