Fresh from a round of talks with EU officials over the pressing issue of the chemical weapons attack in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Paris on Sunday. This time he held a press conference with with the Arab League and Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Attiyah.
Kerry was clear about the international community’s opinion of the attack.
“As we discussed today, all of us agree, with not one dissenter, that Assad’s deplorable use of chemical weapons, which we know killed hundreds of innocent people, including at least 426 children on this occasion, this one occasion, crosses an international, global, red line. And we agree that the regime has a blatant disregard for the institutional norms that the global community has abided by for nearly a century. It is critical that those be upheld.”
Even those who survived the attack in August were left to cope with the debilitating side effects from the neurotoxins. Videos showed them suffering convulsions, twitching muslces and frothing at the mouth.
But many anti-war protestors remain unmoved even by such images. The scars of Iraq and Afghanistan have left many wary of entering another overseas war and are vehemently opposed to the military intervention that Kerry is seeking.
One researcher at the National Institute of Health said at a protest in Washington:
“The fact is that even if Assad is the one who used chemical weapons against his people – and I don’t believe it was him – the answer is never to kill more people.
They may yet get their wish. US President Obama is also pursuing the agenda of a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but first has to go through Congress.
- 1Greek Prime Minister Tsipras confirms referendum, calls for Greeks to reject creditors’ proposal
- 2Time runs out: Greece misses 1.6 billion-euro IMF repayment
- 3Crowdfunded site for Greek debt nears €1,500,000 in contributions
- 4Greece’s eurozone future in balance as bailout expires
- 5Ukraine stops buying Russian gas over price row
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Spain’s first case of diphtheria in 30 years: parents of six-year-old ‘oppose vaccines’
- 3Greek debt crisis is “absolute supremacy of capital over humans”
- 4[Live updates] NGO flotilla bids to break Israeli blockade of Gaza
- 5[LIVE UPDATES] Greek debt deadline looms
- 6Istanbul Gay pride quashed by riot police, rubber bullets and water cannon
- 7[LIVE UPDATES] France: man decapitated, several wounded in chemical plant attack
- 8Israel prepares to repel boarders as ‘Freedom Flotilla 3’ tries to run Gaza blockade
- 9Large Hadron Collider ready to embark on an unprecedented voyage of discovery
- 10NewsWires : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 11Greek debt summit – Live updates
- 12‘Distractingly sexy’ scientists hit back in lab chemistry polemic
- 13Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria focus of EU cash fraud probes
- 14Interpol issues ‘red notice’ for accused ex-FIFA bosses
- 15Summit up in Brussels as Greek proposals give food for thought and rumours fly
- 16Battle of Waterloo, live-tweeting 200 years on
- 17Greek PM faces day of crucial bailout talks in Brussels
- 18Citizens take power in Spain’s largest cities as a political revolution sweeps the country
- 19Italy discovers biggest illegal waste dump in Europe
- 20Greek banks, stock exchange will not open on Monday, Tsipras announces
Wires > News
- 14:21 CET Russia says new U.S. military strategy is confrontational
- 14:02 CET Police respond to reported active shooter at Navy Yard -…
- 13:58 CET U.N. refugee agency urges Hungary not to tighten asylum rules
- 13:45 CET Sabotage suspected as Pakistan troop train plunges into canal…
- 13:28 CET Afghan forces raid medical aid group MSF’s hospital in north
- 13:24 CET British woman charged with being member of Islamic State
- 12:57 CET Philippine ferry sinks, killing at least 36, but most passengers…
- 12:54 CET Egyptian air strikes kill 23 militants in North Sinai – sources