Hagel Cites Russia as Source of Syrian Chemical Weapons “Pressed by a representative to name the origin of those chemical weapons, Hagel added: “The Russians supply them, others are supplying them with those chemical weapons, they make some themselves.”
Kerry ‘Lied’ on Al-Qaida Presence in Syria – Putin ““I watched the debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr. Kerry: ‘Is al-Qaida there?’ He says: ‘No, we are telling you responsibly that they are not,’” Putin said in televised comments.
Putin added that the Syrian rebels’ “main combat unit is al-Nusra, an al-Qaida unit. They [the US] are aware of that. … He [Kerry] lied. And he knows that he lied. This is sad.”
Al-Qaeda carried out August chemical attack in Syria: Assad adviser “The Syrian official said al-Qaeda was behind the attack just as it was responsible for “killing Syrian people, raping women, [and] kidnapping Christian clerics.”
John Boehner Turns Down Russian Diplomats’ Request For A Meeting To Discuss Syria “House Speaker John Boehner (R- Ohio) has denied a request from Russian diplomats to meet with them to discuss influencing Congress to undercut President Barack Obama’s plans for a military strike on Syria, CNN reported on Wednesday.
UN report on Syria chemical weapons could take three more weeks “John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has already said the UN report will not reveal anything not already known to Washington.
Syrian Rebels Attack Christian Village “Syrian rebels from the al-Qaeda-linked faction Jabhat al-Nusra attacked the Christian village of Maaloula today, seizing control of a mountain-top hotel and using it to launch mortars against the surrounding area, forcing the locals to hide in a convent.
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