RUSSIA EXPLAINS THAT SYRIA NO-FLY ZONE WOULD VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW.
NO FLY ZONE WOULD VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
CHEMICAL WEAPONS - EVIDENCE - MUST MEET STANDARDS OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"...samples taken from blood, urine and clothing can be considered reliable evidence only if supervised by organisation experts from the time they are gathered to when they are delivered to a laboratory."
OBAMA IS TAKING SAME PATH AS BUSH
GENEVA 2 TALKS
RUSSIA, ITALY: NO PRE-CONDITIONS ON PEACE TALKS
NATIONAL KURDISH MOVEMENT FOR PEACEFUL CHANGE REPORT US MILITARY AID FOR WESTERN "REBELS" ARRIVED ON FRIDAY
FISK "WORLD EXCLUSIVE" CLAIMS 4,000 IRANIAN TROOPS TO REPLACE HEZBOLLAH IN SYRIA
ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Syria, although not a member of the OPCW responded to the OPCW that Syria would not use chemical weapons, and indeed as Russia says, the Syrian government has no reason to.
Israel have not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, have given no undertaking not to use chemical weapons, and used chemical weapons in Gaza, that the U.N turned a blind eye to.
There is a cynical anomaly in the Convention against Chemical Weapons, in that "Riot" control "Agents" such as CS can be used by all countries against protesters, despite the fact that it remains illegal to use these "Agents", in warfare ! (N.B: Of course once it was shown that peaceful protest was lawful, the use of anything, including CS, by leaders like Erdogan would be unlawful)