EU puts sanctions on Syrian scientists, military officials over gas attack
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials on Monday for their suspected involvement in a chemical attack in northern Syria in April which killed scores of civilians. Western intelligence agencies accuse the government of Bashar al-Assad of carrying out the attack, arguing that rebels in the area would not have had the capabilities. The international chemical weapons watchdog said in June the nerve agent sarin was used.
14 November, 2016 EU puts Syrian central bank governor under sanctions By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union extended its sanctions on Syria on Monday, banning the country's central bank chief and its finance minister from traveling in Europe and freezing their assets in a further step to isolate Preside...
21 March, 2013 Obama skeptical of Assad claim on chemical weapons JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he's "deeply skeptical" of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack.
17 November, 2015 France requests European support in Syria, Iraq, Africa By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France invoked the European Union's mutual assistance clause for the first time on Tuesday, asking its partners for military help and other aid in missions in the Middle East and Africa after the Paris attacks. The unexpected move […]