OPCW Syria Whistleblower and Ex-Director Attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN

Aaron Maté At the UN Security Council, the U.S., UK and France were confronted with testimony from OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and ex-chief José Bustani that challenged the rationale for their bombing of Syria in April 2018. They responded by attacking and silencing the witnesses. Aaron Maté recaps the extraordinary events. Ian Henderson, a veteran…

Russian Officials: Terrorists’ Provocations Using Chemical Weapons in Syria are a Failure and Have Been Exposed to All

15 October، 2020 Moscow, SANA Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Council, Pyotr Tolstoy, affirmed that the repeated provocations of terrorists by using chemical weapons in Syria and their attempts to mislead world public opinion have become exposed to all. “Terrorists who try to deceive the international community through media terrorism and creating repeated…

Syria Condemns European Council’s Statement about Extension of Sanctions

14 October، 2020 Damascus, SANA Syria strongly condemned the statement of the European Council on the extension of sanctions for an additional year on some Syrian institutions and individuals under the pretext of developing and using chemical weapons, affirming that it was based on hypocrisy and deception and it comes as a continuation of the…

President al-Assad Tours a Number of Towns in Lattakia Countryside

13 October، 2020 Lattakia, SANA President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday toured a number of areas affected by fires few days ago in Lattakia province. In the first station of his tour, President al-Assad visited Ballouran area in Lattakia northern countryside, inspecting the damage caused by the fires and met the locals. President al-Assad listened to…

Jaafari: Commitment to Goals of Sustainable Development Requires Abandoning Political Agendas that Contradict the UN Charter

13 October، 2020 New York, SANA Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the largest challenges facing Syria in its efforts to achieve the goals of the sustainable development are represented in terrorist war imposed on it for more than nine years, the terrorist economic war represented in the unilateral coercive measures, and the…

Terrorists Delivered Chlorine Barrels to Stage Provocation in Idlib

Morgan Artyukhina According to Russian military officials in Syria, Islamic militants in Idlib Governorate have delivered several barrels of chlorine to the White Helmets in preparation for a new provocation. On Tuesday, Rear Adm. Alexander Grinkevich, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation, reported in a daily briefing that the center…

Terrorists Conduct 15 Attacks in Syria’s Idlib De-Escalation Zone

Sputnik-Middle East Terrorists has carried out 15 attacks in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Centre for Syrian Reconciliation said at a daily briefing on Monday. Idlib remains one of the last strongholds of terrorists and insurgent militant groups in the country, controlled mainly by terrorists from the…

US Convoy Flanked by Choppers Has Reinforced Positions in Hasakah City

Ilya Tsukanov The Trump administration has not made good on its promises to draw down US troop numbers in Syria, and instead has sent dozens of convoys of military equipment and supplies into the war-torn country via Iraq while smuggling out hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of stolen Syrian oil. US forces acting in…

Non-Aligned Movement Demands Israel Withdraw to 1967 Borders With Syria

Ilya Tsukanov Israel occupied about 1,200 sq km of Syria’s Golan Heights in 1967 after launching a surprise air attack against Damascus’s Egyptian allies and sparking the Six Day War in June of that year. In 1981, Tel Aviv formally annexed the territory. The UN condemned that decision as “null and void and without international…