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Macron blames Assad for Douma ‘chemical attack’ before OPCW visits site

French President Emmanuel Macron is weighing military strikes on Syria as he claims President Assad is behind the alleged chemical attack in Douma. However, an OPCW fact-finding mission has not even arrived yet to check the site. Western governments are in an apparent rush to pin all the blame on the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons ...

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Germany supports allies but won't bomb Syria over alleged chemical attack – Merkel

Berlin and its allies have “tremendous” unity on Syria, but Germany would not join strikes on the country over the alleged chemical incident in Douma, Angela Merkel said. Germany expects to be “consulted” before any attack. “Germany will not take part in possible – there have not been any decisions yet, I want to stress that – military action,” Chancellor ...

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Sending US missiles to Syria without proof of govt chemical attack is 'fool’s errand' – Ed Schultz

Launching an attack on Syria without evidence that Damascus launched a chemical attack it is a “fool’s errand,” Ed Schultz told RT’s Watching the Hawks, calling it “troubling” that no one in Washington is speaking out. Schultz said he’s “surprised that there’s not more chatter on Capitol Hill, or more concern on Capitol Hill, especially from the opposition party who ...

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Trump: ‘I never said when attack on Syria would take place’

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to clarify that he never specified when the US would conduct an attack on Syria. “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place,” Trump wrote on Thursday. “Could be very soon or not so soon at all!” Trump also credited his administration with defeating ISIS in Syria. “In any event, ...

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Having second thoughts? Mattis says US ‘still assessing intelligence’ on alleged Syria attack

Amid Donald Trump’s bullish rhetoric, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested that the US remains uncertain about the details of what exactly occurred in Douma on April 7, adding that no decision has been made to strike Syria. READ MORE: Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’! “We’re still assessing the intelligence — ...

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News wars: Sinclair stations attack CNN with ‘hit back’ video

Affiliates of the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group shared a YouTube video slamming CNN on their websites. The video is titled: “Did CNN attack Sinclair for doing exactly what CNN has done for years?” CNN was one of several national broadcasters to criticize Sinclair, after it demanded that its anchors read a script verbatim praising the “quality, balanced journalism” of Sinclair ...

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UN says it is unable to ‘independently verify allegations’ of alleged chem attack in Douma

While the West, and the US in particular, rush to accuse the Syrian government of an alleged chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, the UN has admitted that it is unable to “independently verify the allegations.” “We’re not in a position at this point to independently verify the allegations [about the alleged chemical attack in Douma], but, obviously, ...

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Assad had no reason to launch chem attack, unlike those who want US involvement – Ron Paul

Washington and the US media seem to have no doubts about the Syrian government’s complicity in the Douma incident despite the fact that those who want America to stay in Syria have far more solid motives, Ron Paul told RT. The assertion by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Washington is “confident” that Syrian President Bashar Assad is ...

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UNSC meets to discuss threats to security in wake of Syria ‘chem attack’ reports (WATCH LIVE)

The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting on security in the Middle East, in the wake of reports of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, opened the meeting by describing the reports about the alleged chemical attack in Douma and the subsequent airstrike against the ...

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No trace of chemical weapons at alleged attack site in Douma – Russian military

The Russian military has found no trace of chemical weapons use after searching parts of Syria’s Douma allegedly targeted by an “attack.” Photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fake, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare, as well as medics, on Monday inspected the parts of the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma, where ...

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