Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

US says reported additional chemical attacks in Syria "deeply concerning"  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 14/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The US termed as "deeply concerning" remarks by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Tuesday that least 14 chemical attacks have been used in Syria since October 2013.

In a press conference in Washington D.C., Fabius said "we have credible witnesses for the use, at least 14 uses ... of chemical agents since October 2013." White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said to reporters in a separate briefing, "We've seen allegation of additional attacks in Syria using chlorine, as we've discussed here, and that is deeply concerning." The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been investigating the use of chlorine in Syria in which Carney added, "we support them in their efforts, and we'll continue consulting closely and sharing information with the OPCW and our international partners as we work to determine exactly what happened." He stressed, "Chlorine itself is used in commercial and industrial processes and is not required to be declared under the CWC (Chemical Weapons Convention) unless it is directly related to a chemical weapons program." On the removal of the weapons Carney affirmed, "The United States led the effort to initiate a process through which the Assad regime, for the first time in its history, acknowledged that it possessed these weapons and has rid itself of 92 percent of those stockpiles." Carney put responsibility on Syria and Russia to transfer the final 8 percent of weapons to the OPCW for destruction.


Earlier today US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Fabius. On their meeting, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki informed reporters at her briefing that, "They did discuss during their meeting the importance of removing the remaining declared chemical weapons. But they did not discuss the specifics of what the foreign minister announced from his press conference."

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 2 2016 - Saudi Arabia's oil revenues grow by 6.2pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia's oil profits in Sep this year reached USD11.60bn, an increase of 6.2 percent compared with the same period of 2015.Accordingly, the oil incomes accounted for 81.5 percent of ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Kuwait finishes building USD1.7bn utility plantMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwait proclaimed the completion of the building phase of its USD1.7bn Azzour North One, which is the first independently-owned utility plant in the country.Furthermore, the project is the ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Egypt to develop three industrial complexesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt aims to invite investors to develop three industrial complexes covering pharmaceuticals, food and engineering industries.Accordingly, the projects located in Port Said, Sadat City and ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Emirates starts A380 service to DohaGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Emirates on Thursday set an aviation milestone by launching the world's biggest passenger aircraft on its shortest, scheduled sector ever. Covering 379km from Dubai to Doha in ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Qatar population rises 1% to 2,637,000Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) In line with the trend witnessed over the last 15 years, Qatar's population grew marginally in the period between November 1 and 30, according to a communique issued by the ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Qatar now a maritime gateway for trade: PMGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar's private sector has played as significant role in the development of major infrastructure projects such as the new Hamad Port, HE the Prime Minister and Minister of ...

 Dec 2 2016 - How the UAE celebrates National DayKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) National Day fervour has gripped the UAE as people - expats and Emiratis alike - begin their celebrations in earnest throughout the emirates. All over the country, ...

 Dec 2 2016 - UAE's great leaders, their grand visionKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The seeds were sown during a meeting in 1968 in the desert location of Argoub El Sedirah where the union was agreed upon. The UAE has now moved to discussing its future ...

 Dec 2 2016 - WATCH: Expat community unites for the UAEKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Let us ask you: Why do you love the UAE? For these expats, they have a multiple number of reasons that all boils down to one thing - tolerance. A video recently posted by ...

 Dec 2 2016 - Lagoona Mall to showcase the latest fashion trendsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Lagoona Mall, Doha's premium shopping and lifestyle destination, has announced the third edition of its Fashion Week to showcase the latest collections from some of ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help