Worldwide chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town

Angela Merkel supported yesterday's air strikes

Inspectors from the Office for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were still seeking access to the site of a chemical attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, on Wednesday after reports emerged that a United Nations security team conducting reconnaissance came under gunfire a day earlier.

The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says it remains unclear when a team of its experts can visit the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged deadly chemical weapon attack.

The suspected chemical attack on April 7 killed dozens of people in Douma, medical relief organizations say.

She told MPs in the House of Commons that there was "clear evidence" the Bashar al-Assad government was behind a recent chemical weapons attack in Douma and it had been necessary to go ahead with the action without recalling Parliament for a vote on the issue to maintain the "vital security" of the military operation.

The U.S., Britain and France launched airstrikes against Syria on Friday night in response to the alleged chemical attack. Zuckerberg to meet European Union digital chief MORE "got ahead of the curve" when she announced additional sanctions on Russian Federation, top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday. "Should we wait for that formal investigation that can take months and months?" she continued, claiming that there have been nine chemical attacks since the start of 2018.

The US ambassador to the OPCW, Ken Ward, claimed the Russians had already visited the site and "may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW fact-finding mission".

A Syrian refugee is praising President Donald Trump and the US -led air strikes against Syria.

A striking intra-administration quarrel splayed out in public when National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters during a briefing in Florida that Haley "got ahead of the curve" when she said the US would be slapping new sanctions on Russian Federation on Monday in retaliation for the country's support for Syria's Assad government after its latest suspected chemical attack. The Russian military taskforce in Syria said it visited the hospital in Douma and talked to staff who said they did not confirm reports of such an assault.

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Democrats Oppose Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Just Because He's Pro
Pompeo is still expected to have enough votes in the full Senate to replace Rex Tillerson , who was sacked by Trump. Pompeo met with foreign relations members in recent weeks, but has begun to reach out to other Democrats as well.

Trump's use of the words "mission accomplished" brings to mind former President George W. Bush's declaration after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was deposed following the invasion by USA -led forces.

Early Tuesday, the government-run Central Military media reported a missile attack on the Shayrat air base in Homs province.

Russian Federation in November used its veto three times to bury a previous UN-led inquiry which found that Syrian forces had dropped sarin on the town of Khan Sheikhun in April a year ago.

The Trump administration has characterized Syria's use of chemical weapons as "an atrocity" and blamed the Obama administration for its failure to impose its "red line" stance against chemical weapons use in 2013.

"The three leaders agreed that the military strikes taken against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons sites had been a success", Downing Street said in a readout of the calls.

"I didn't know that a few years later, I'd be crying out of disappointment and anger when I watched [Obama] break his red line premises and letting Assad walk away while he's making deals with dictators like Iran", Eid said on FOX Business' "Risk & Reward". The U.N. source did not give details of the shooting incident.

At the time of the alleged attack, Douma was held by the Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam).

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