Sunday, September 24, 2017

Syria Chemical Weapons

An Israeli military honor guard waits to welcome U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 21, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

BY ROBERT BURNS TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also ...
This July 20, 2015, file photo shows Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaking after a vote in the Security Council at U.N. headquarters.

BY EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador said Thursday there doesn’t have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical ...