Syrian Crisis – United Nations Response (UNOG – United Nations Office at Geneva)


(Source: UNOG – United Nations Office at Geneva) 12 August 2015 Security Council approves new joint investigation on Syria chemical weapons On 6 August, the Security Council adopted a resolution establishing a Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons, including chlorine, in Syria. In resolution 2235 (2015), Council members asked the Secretary-General, in coordination with the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to submit recommendations within 20 days on the setting up of the joint UN-OPCW operation. The Council also urged all parties in Syria to fully cooperate with the UN and the OPCW,…

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Republicans Meet With Netanyahu to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not directly advise visiting Republican members of Congress how to vote on the Iran nuclear deal, the leader of the delegation told reporters on Thursday…….