(TASS) Washington is set to persuade its partners in Europe to impose sanctions against the Syrian government and officials blamed for chemical attacks in the country, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.

On January 12, the United States imposed sanctions against Syrian military commanders allegedly involved in chemical attacks. Sanctions were also imposed on scientific and industrial enterprises who allegedly took part in developing and producing toxic agents.

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Stern Daler

Do the US believe their own propaganda lies? No evidence but smear corroborated by GCC funded terrorists and NGO siding with them.

BTW. Chlorine is a basic gaseous starting product used for chemical manufacturing. This embargo is a nuisance that can prevent hygienic appliance and pharmaceutical production using chlorine. Are the US so dumb – not to know this?

Or do they take all others for morons?

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Nuno Cardoso da Silva

Chlorine is not an efficient weapon of war so its use would have been not only a crime but a mistake. I doubt Syria would want to get into a PR disaster by using something whish is not effective. It’s Fake News at teir best…

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Absolutely! More like an accident, fake news or nuisance.

Chlorates which also can be used as O2 donor in explosive reactions or more commonly (hypochlorites) in bleaches or to clean WCs will produce chlorine together with HCL or AFAIR chlorides plus strong acids.

Opened big gas cylinders were used as weapons in WW I. But this was not described in the fake news. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorine#World_War_I

Any chemistry bachelor or pharmacist can use chlorine to make efficient weapons, poisons or medicines.

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lawmann josto

This is a clear sign that the US administration is not intrested in fighting terrorism in Syria.For if they were they would also included the terrorists who have frequently used chemical attacks.The new US administration is still only intrested in regime change

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Hey Trump, you sure you wanna fight ISIS? Because this won’t work against them

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How about sanctions against Turkey for the genocide in Bakur? Or is that too obvious …

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This is the rankest hypocrisy as the US’s ally Turkey, presumably with their permission or at their urging, supplied chemicals to make Sarin and other poisonous gases to ISIL on various occasions. The US also supplied poison gases and weaponised anthrax bacteria to Saddam Hussein for use against Iran. As Assad has said, there would be less than no point in the Syrian government using poison gas against their own people, as it is only the popularity of the syrian government that has enabled them to survive four years of foreign-backed invasion before the Russians came to their aid.