The aftermath of Syria’s chemical weapons attacks

Senior Science Fellow John Gilbert, a member of our Scientists Working Group, spoke with Fox News about Syria’s chemical weapons attacks.

“There will probably be no further accountability of Syria for its past chemical attacks beyond the damage done after the U.S. missile attacks,” Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Senior Science Fellow, John Gilbert, told Fox News. “Russia is a major sponsor of the Assad government and a Russian national provided nerve agent technology and possibly critical precursor chemicals to Syria.”

Gilbert added that “Russia and China vetoed UN Security Council resolutions against Syria for their chemical weapons attacks, “and prevented extension of the UN’s investigative mechanism that could have provided evidence of who was behind the attacks.” Read more