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World Russia has betrayed obligation to end Syria's chemical weapons program -White House

04:26  10 april  2018
04:26  10 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America

  With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to cancel his first official trip to Latin America this week to focus on responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump had been scheduled to travel to Lima, Peru, on Friday to attend the Summit of the Americas and then travel on to Bogota, Colombia. The trip had been expected to be tense and awkward because of Trump's repeated disparagement of the region over immigration, narcotics and trade.His travel plans changed after a Saturday night attack on the Syrian town of Douma which killed at least 60 people and injured more than 1,000 others.

The White House on Monday accused Russia of betraying its obligation to end Syria ' s chemical weapons program in light of a suspected chemical weapons "It is also now clear that Russia has betrayed its obligations to guarantee the end of the Syrian regime' s chemical weapons program

The White House on Monday accused Russia of betraying its obligation to end Syria ' s chemical weapons program in light of a suspected chemical weapons "It is also now clear that Russia has betrayed its obligations to guarantee the end of the Syrian regime' s chemical weapons program

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria December 11, 2017. © Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria December 11, 2017. The White House on Monday accused Russia of betraying its obligation to end Syria's chemical weapons program in light of a suspected chemical weapons attack over the weekend.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters the attack was consistent with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's established pattern of chemical weapons use, and that Russia and Iran also bore responsibility for their material support for the government.

"It is also now clear that Russia has betrayed its obligations to guarantee the end of the Syrian regime's chemical weapons program," Sanders added. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech)

Russia, Syria trying to 'sanitize' chemical attack site - U.S. State Dept .
The United States has credible information that Russia and Syria are trying to "sanitize" the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria while also attempting to delay access by inspectors from the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, a State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday. "We have credible information that indicates that Russian officials are working with the Syrian regime to deny and to delay these inspectors from gaining access to Douma ...

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