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  • EU says strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, U.N. should act

    EU says strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, U.N. should act
    LONDON – Citing “strong evidence” implicating the Syrian government in a recent chemical attack, the European Union called Saturday for a strong international response to prevent further such atrocities but urged that any action be taken...
  • Seek Iran's help with Syria

    Seek Iran's help with Syria
    If our goal is to get Syria to stop using chemical weapons, we should go to the Iranians for help ("Deep Democratic misgivings over Syria," Sept. 5). The Iranians are the Syrians' best allies, but they hate nerve agents, having suffered when the Iraqis...
  • Obama adviser warns of consequences if Syria not punished

    WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
  • For Obama, a lot is riding on Congress' decision on Syria

    WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
  • What do the Syrians want?

    What do the Syrians want?
    It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
  • Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weapons

    BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack. “We, for the sake of protecting...
  • How not to deal with Syria

    When I first moved to Washington, I drove a beat-up Honda. But, because those were the waning days of the crack era, it was common to have any car broken into, particularly where I lived. This helped me rationalize my habit of keeping my car filthy. I...
  • Five reasons not to attack Syria, and one elegant solution

    Five reasons not to attack Syria, and one elegant solution
    In my Sunday column, I argued that there were good reasons for the United States (and its allies, if any) to attack Syria for its government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, but also good reasons to be cautious. I came down on the side of...
  • John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria

    John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria
    One minute, you’re just talking out of your hat. The next, you’re a diplomatic genius. Or, as John F. Kerry is probably thinking right now: me and my big mouth. In London on Monday, the secretary of State, asked how Syrian President Bashar...
  • Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact

    Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact
    WASHINGTON -- A proposal that would delay a possible U.S. military strike and give Syria’s government 45 days to come into compliance with an international chemical weapons treaty could get a vote in the Senate as it considers the president’...
  • Clinton offers qualified support for Syria chemical disarmament proposal

    Clinton offers qualified support for Syria chemical disarmament proposal
    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at the White House, offered a qualified endorsement Monday of a Russian plan for Syria to give up its chemical weapons stockpiles. "If the regime immediately surrendered its...