Freitag, 13.04.2018 / 22:23 Uhr

USA: Syrien hat mindestens fünfzig Mal Giftgas einegsetzt

Aus dem Netz

The United States accused the Syrian government on Friday of using banned chemical arms at least 50 times since Syria’s civil war began seven years ago — substantially higher than previous official estimates.

The accusation, made by the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, came during a vitriolic exchange with her Russian counterpart at a meeting of the Security Council, which focused on a suspected chemical weapons assault in a Damascus suburb last week. The United States and its allies have blamed the assault on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

President Trump has expressed outrage over the deadly assault in the suburb, Douma, and threatened a military response. When that might happen remains unknown.