Moscow Demands OPCW Explain How White Helmets Emerged Unharmed in Alleged Sarin Attack in Syria

MOSCOW- No representatives of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited Syria’s Khan Shaykhun where an alleged chemical attack took place, so the origin of samples the OPCW claims to have is unclear, said Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, according to Itar Tass.

Medvedev: US Strike on Syria Encourages Daesh Terrorists to Continue Terror Attacks

MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has denounced Washington’s missile attack on a Syrian military airbase earlier this month, saying the strike gave the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group free rein to continue its terror campaign.

Medvedev made the remarks in an address to the State Duma, the lower house of the parliament, in Moscow on Wednesday, according to Press TV.

He stressed that the April 7 US missile strike against Shayrat Airfield in Syria’s Homs province was "an act of military aggression" as it was not authorized by the United Nations and violated international law.

Syrian Bus Convoy Attack Is a War Crime: OHCHR

The UN says that a deadly attack on a bus convoy carrying people from two villages in the Idlib province amounts to a war crime.

"We add our voice to the condemnation of the attack near Rashideen near western rural Aleppo Governorate that hit a convoy carrying people from the besieged Syrian towns of Kefraya and Foua villages to government-controlled areas, killing dozens of people. It is an attack which likely amounts to a war crime," said a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, on Tuesday, according to Press TV.

Iran, Russia Keen to Boost Defense Cooperation

The ceremonies marking the National Army Day in Russia were held in Moscow on Tuesday in the presence of governmental and military officials of Russia Federation, ambassadors and military attachés from different countries.

“Iran and Russia have increased their cooperation by realizing the risks and threats resulting from the expansion of terrorist networks in the region and the world in recent years,” Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said.

Trump Violates Constitution for Accepting Foreign Payments

A legal watchdog has expanded a federal lawsuit against US President Donald Trump, accusing him of violating the Constitution by continuing to own and benefit from his business empire.

The amended complaint filed on Tuesday in a federal court in New York adds a trade group that represents more than 200 restaurants and nearly 25,000 employees as plaintiffs.

Iran, EU Sign First-Ever Nuclear Safety Cooperation Project

Iran and the European Commission have signed the first-ever project for nuclear safety cooperation within the framework of a landmark nuclear agreement signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries, according to Press T.V.

The commission said on Tuesday that the €2.5 million project is aimed at improving the capabilities of the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) by preparing feasibility study for the Nuclear Safety Center under the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Moscow: West's Stances on Alleged Chemical Attack in Khan Sheikhoun Based only on Two White Helmets' Videos

MOSCOW-Russia has criticized the stances adopted by western politicians and diplomats on the alleged use of chemical weapon in Khan Sheikhoun, stressing that these stances were based on two videos by the so-called White Helmets.

According to Itar Tass, the official spokesman for Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that neither citizens of Khan Sheikhoun, in Syria’s Idlib Governorate, nor experts of the so-called White Helmets group have complained about poisoning over the past two weeks since reports about the alleged chemical attacks.

Robert Fisk: Why is Trump not Condemning Terrorists who Slaughtered Children near Aleppo?

LONDON, (ST)- British writer and journalist Robert Fisk expressed astonishment why the US President Donald Trump has refrained from condemning the terrorist blast which targeted on Saturday Aleppo's al-Rashidin area where buses carrying evacuees from the terrorist-besieged Kafraya and Foua villages in Idleb countryside, were waiting.

 The terror act killed dozens of innocent people.

In an article published by The Independent on Monday, Fisk criticized the double standards policies of the United States and western countries and wondered why "softhearted" Trump didn't care about the children of Kafraya and Foua, the victims of the terrorist blast, but cared much about the victims of the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.