Syrian President Bashar Assad
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Wednesday that U.S.-led airstrikes targeting Islamic State group militants in his country are neither serious nor efficient, claiming they have failed to produce any tangible results.
U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
President Barack Obama, in a planned address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, said that the “peace process is stillborn” in regards to resolving civil war currently plaguing Syria.
While speaking during a daily press briefing, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the resolve of President Barack Obama’s administration had their resolve reinforced to take action following an attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad on rebel factions during which chemical weapons were used.
Secretary of State John Kerry addressed members of the press alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov on the subject of Syria.
Sawsan Jabri and Osama Siblani represent the advancement of the Arab community in the Detroit area: Jabri is a doctor from Syria who teaches microbiology at several community colleges, and Siblani came from Lebanon to be an engineer and now publishes the influential Arab-American News.
Sen. John McCain says the cause of rebels fighting Syria’s President Bashar Assad has been obscured in the rapid-fire military and diplomatic events following a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
On Monday evening, President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CBS Evening News correspondent Scott Pelley, during which he addressed questions regarding a proposed strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the reported use of chemical weapons against rebel factions in Damascus.
Russia’s foreign minister is urging Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control as pressure mounts in the West for military intervention.