New UN proposal aims at extremists use of chemical weapons


AP – Russia and China introduced a draft U.N. resolution Wednesday aimed at preventing extremist groups like the Islamic State and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front from developing or using chemical weapons in Syria. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the proposed Security Council resolution will fill the “missing link” in current resolutions and could serve as a deterrent because “if terrorists plan to use chemical weapons, in our experience, sometimes they try to blame the Syrian government.” Continue reading