"We're looking for evidence of it, since clearly we are dealing with the Assad regime that has used denial and deceit to hide their outlaw actions", Mattis said.
PARIS (AP) - is ultimately to blame for any use of chemical weapons in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday amid reports of a suspected chemical attack this week near the capital, Damascus.
On Thursday, senior United States administration officials said Washington was not ruling out fresh military action in the wake of new suspected attacks.
Amidst conflicting reports about presence of chemical weapons with Syrian government, senior USA officials have claimed President Donald Trump is prepared to launch military action, if necessary, against Damascus, which they claim is possibly developing new types of chemical weapons.
Why are the 2018 Olympics in South Korea?
North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, under a deal reached with Olympic officials last month. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, have briefed Trump several times on military options for North Korea.
The US accusations of chemical weapons use in Eastern Ghouta are groundless, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said adding that Damascus strongly condemned such statements.
He said that non-governmental organizations and fighters on the ground in Syria had reported sarin use, and that the US was looking into the matter.
Syrian activists said on Sunday that civilians have suffered chlorine gas poisoning during an attack on the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province, The Associated Press reported.
The officials say it's "highly likely" that Syria kept a stockpile of weapons.
Movement against Iran's headscarf law gains momentum
Her actions sparked similar protests in Tehran with three other women taking off their headscarves and holding it on a stick. Young women in Iran are part of a new generation of activists as they protest their country's restrictive dress code.
The April 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhun left scores dead and prompted the USA to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air field. It was followed by missile strikes by United States military on a Syrian air base.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, a powerful rebel alliance that publicly split from al-Qaeda a year ago, said it had used a man-portable antiaircraft system to shoot down the Su-25 fighter jet.
On Thursday, the Trump administration accused Assad of producing and using "new kinds of weapons" to deliver deadly chemicals.
Pelicans make big trade deal to pick up Mirotic from Bulls
Bulls firing up the tank again? The Bulls had also held discussions with the Jazz about Mirotic recently as well, a source said. Indeed, the trade quadruples down on the Bulls' rebuild undertaken with last June's trade of Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.