Syrian regime behind chemical attack: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch says it has examined documents from the alleged chemical attack in Ghouta.

Published:September 11, 2013 2:11 am

Beirut: An international human rights group says evidence “strongly suggests” Syrian government forces fired rockets with warheads containing nerve agent sarin into a Damascus suburb on August 21,killing hundreds. Human Rights Watch says it has examined documents from the alleged chemical attack in Ghouta. ap

Iran supports chemical arms handover proposal

Tehran: Iran supports Russia’s offer to work with Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control,the foreign ministry said Tuesday. “The Islamic Republic of Iran favours that initiative and we find this to be within the framework of putting a halt to militarism in the region,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said. PTI

US Senate may not vote on Syria this week

Washington: The US Senate may not vote this week on authorisation for use of military force in Syria,congressional aides said Tuesday after Syria’s recent acceptance of a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapons. Congress leaders also want to wait to assess the American public’s response to President Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday night. AP

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