Chemical Weapons Charges Offer Chance for Diplomacy in Syria

Gowan, Richard
April 2013
World Politics Review (19446284);4/29/2013, p2
The article presents information on Syria's use of chemical weapons and U.S. President Barack Obama's stand in the Syrian civil war as of April 2013. It mentions that the Syrian military has fired-off chemical weapons in small-scale attacks which pressured Obama to intervene in the war. It also states that the envoy to Syria for the United Nations and Arab League, Lakhdar Brahimi, is allegedly doing little progress in peace-making and many people are expecting him to quit.


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