Local Syrian American Speaks Out After Recent Missile Attack

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey fires a Tomahawk land attack missile Saturday

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey fires a Tomahawk land attack missile Saturday

The director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told a meeting of the OPCW executive council that inspectors had not been allowed to visit the town outside Damascus, the United Kingdom delegation tweeted.

OPCW inspectors have been attacked on two previous missions to the sites of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Syrian authorities were offering 22 people to interview as witnesses instead, he said, adding that he hoped "all necessary arrangements will be made ... to allow the team to deploy to Douma as soon as possible". Nor is there any indication that the strikes will deter the regime of President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against civilians again.

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said earlier that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission.

"It is the lack of approval by the UN Department for Safety and Security for OPCW experts to visit the site in Douma that is the problem", Mr Ryabkov told reporters.

Weeks after President Trump said he wanted the United States out of Syria, the U.S.is back in the thick of the conflict. "We have not denied the team any request for it to go to Douma", said United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

The accounts contradict what the Syrian government and Russian Federation have reported: that there was no gas attack in Douma.

The say the airstrikes last Saturday by the three nations were "limited, proportionate and necessary" and followed "only after exhausting every possible diplomatic option to uphold the global norm against the use of chemical weapons".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied that Russia interfered with any evidence.

The UN security council's 15 members will meet on Monday to discuss a call for a wider push to eliminate the covert Syrian government stockpiles.

More news: Cardinals make 2 trades, get QB in new 7-round mock draft
More news: Tobi, Cee C, Nina, Alex or Miracle: Who wins Big Brother Naija?
More news: Which Way Traders Signposts NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Fastenal Company (FAST) Stocks?

The dictionary definition of terrorism is: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes, the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorisation and a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

Syrian government forces retook Douma last week, gaining full control over the former rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, Russian military officials announced at the time. The OPCW team does not have a mandate to assign blame for the attack.

The Shayrat Air Base was hit by 59 U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles previous year. The joint body was created in 2015 and found the Syrian government responsible for using sarin gas past year in Khan Shaykhoun, a rebel-held area in northern Syria. Her office said she planned to tell them the strikes were "in Britain's national interest" and were carried out to stop further suffering from chemical weapons attacks.

He said the inspectors can not access the site because it needs permission from United Nations security experts.

In Damascus, hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented airstrikes by the West.

State television broadcast the rally live as participants waved Syrian flags and set off fireworks and celebratory gunfire, according to the AP.

And by Saturday morning an unverified video was released showing Bashar Assad, in suit and tie and briefcase in hand, going to work as usual.

The strikes have ratcheted up worldwide tension, as the United States and Russian Federation exchanged threats of retaliation.

At a press conference on Monday, Wilson said the United Nations cleared OPCW inspectors to proceed to Douma, but Russian Federation and Syria were preventing them from completing their mission. "And on Wednesday is when we plan the arrival of the OPCW experts", a senior Russian official said in The Hague on Monday.

But it later admitted that it was a false alarm, not outside aggression, that triggered Syrian air defenses.

Recommended News

  • Minnesota Wild wins to inch closer

    Minnesota Wild wins to inch closer

    Teams that go up 2-0 in a playoff round by winning both games at home go on to win the series 89.3 per cent of the time . Parise freed himself from a tie-up in traffic with Jacob Trouba to move in position for the redirect of the second one.
    Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 production

    Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 production

    The pause in production of the auto will last four to five days, and came "without warning", employees reportedly told Buzzfeed . Tesla will temporarily suspend Model 3 production as part of planned downtime for the assembly line, according to the company.
    Forecast: Fair today; more rain, snow possible tonight and Wednesday

    Forecast: Fair today; more rain, snow possible tonight and Wednesday

    The weather will resemble February rather than mid-April Tuesday with snow showers and flurries visiting the Valley on occasion. Temperatures should modify back to seasonable levels with projections being in the upper 50s Saturday , and low 60s Sunday .
  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: 'Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema not feeling down'

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: 'Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema not feeling down'

    It has been reported that Madrid president Florentino Perez wants a minimum of €80 million (£69.2m) as transfer fee for Bale. However, they are back in action this weekend as they travel to West Brom in the Premier League's early kick-off (12:30pm).
    Ulster players express 'sadness' at exit of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

    Ulster players express 'sadness' at exit of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

    Both players were acquitted of all charges, but it was decided they were to be let go due to their behaviour regardless.
    Judge: Facebook lawsuit over facial recognition may proceed

    Judge: Facebook lawsuit over facial recognition may proceed

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center has called on the FTC to investigate Facebook's facial recognition practices since 2011. Users sued in 2015 in a class-action lawsuit, which finally came into legal fruition earlier today, so to speak.
  • Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Holding Lowered by Monetary Management Group Inc

    Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Holding Lowered by Monetary Management Group Inc

    Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 81 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,534.38. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

    Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) Analysts See $0.13 EPS

    It dropped, as 46 investors sold NOC shares while 287 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. This could be $20.81 million profit for T_VET assuming the current $0.17 earnings per share will become reality.
    MPs and celebrities launch campaign for a referendum on the Brexit deal

    MPs and celebrities launch campaign for a referendum on the Brexit deal

    Mr Corbyn called for a new War Powers Act "so governments do get held accountable to Parliament for what they do in our name". May faced down her domestic critics as France's premier defended the "proportionate" response to the use of chemical weapons.
  • La Liga round-up: Atletico Madrid cruise to win over Levante

    La Liga round-up: Atletico Madrid cruise to win over Levante

    The touch, however, was not only faint, but engineered by Griezmann's dragging right foot, and the Frenchman was booked for diving.
    Betting On BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) ?

    Betting On BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) ?

    Year to date (YTD) refers to the period beginning the first day of the current calendar or fiscal year up to the current date. Delek Group Ltd. purchased a new position in BHP Billiton during the fourth quarter worth approximately $10,824,000.
    Titanium Blockchain (CRYPTO:BAR) Price Down 15% Over Last Week

    Titanium Blockchain (CRYPTO:BAR) Price Down 15% Over Last Week

    Loopring's token is based on the ERC20 Ethereum Token Standard and can be liquidated through a Loopring smart contract. UpToken (UP) had a good 24 hours as the crypto jumped $0.00480000000000003 or 1.94% trading at $0.2519.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.