» 09/09/2013, 00.00
SYRIA -USA- VATICAN
Bashar Assad : I did not use chemical weapons. U.S. intelligence proves him right
In an interview with CBS the Syrian President denounces lack of evidence. U.S. intelligence sources speak of "manipulated evidence". Pope Francis’ condemnation of chemical weapons and the Holy See's commitment to a peace conference . Among the priorities: to ensure Syrian national unity, equal citizenship for Christians and Muslims, denouncing of rebels tied to Al - Qaeda.
28/09/2013 SYRIA -UN
Unanimous approval for UN resolution on chemical weapons in Syria. Peace conference for mid-November
Assad must hand over all weapons and give green light to inspectors. No threat of automatic military action . Ban Ki -moon : historical resolution . Holy See seeks peace conference.
10/09/2013 SYRIA -USA- RUSSIA
Obama holds off on attack after Russia's proposal that Damascus hand over all chemical weapons
The Russian Foreign Minister calls on Syria to hand over all chemical weapons so that they may be destroyed. The Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs agrees. Proposal appeals to Ban Ki -moon. But Obama remains skeptical and continues his campaign in favor of a military intervention against Syria. U.S. public opinion increasingly opposed: in a week those against military action have gone from 48% to 63%. Obama is likely to lose in Congress.
23/01/2014 VATICAN - SYRIA
Geneva II: For the Vatican, dialogue, not war, is the only solution to the Syrian crisis
Mgr Silvano Tomasi spoke yesterday at the Peace Conference, noting that the meeting should consider first the people of Syria, not the quest for power of one or the other faction. In his address, the Holy See delegates laid out five proposals for immediate implementation, including full citizenship for all Syrians irrespective of communal affiliation. He also reiterated Pope Francis' commitment to peace and a culture of dialogue.
29/08/2013 US- SYRIA
Obama 'sure' of Damascus’ use of chemical weapons, but unsure of what action to take
The American public is 60% opposed to any military intervention in Syria. British Prime Minister Cameron blocked by parliament: No action before the results of the UN inspection on use of Chemical Weapons. New videos on the use of chemical weapons by the Free Syrian Army . Ban Ki -moon : Give experts time.
19/09/2013 SYRIA -UN
Assad reiterates his innocence. A year and a billion dollars to destroy chemical weapons
Syria has handed over more "evidence" on the use of gas by the rebels to Russia. Russian diplomacy judges the UN report "biased". According to the UN, the trajectories of missiles with lethal weapons come from an area under army control, but the target area is in the hands of the rebels and was manipulated.
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