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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

November 5th, 2013
06:41 PM ET

Official: Syria hiding chemical weapons

New classified intelligence reports suggest Syria might try to keep some of its chemical weapons.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Chemical weapons • Syria
October 11th, 2013
02:19 PM ET

The United States is still getting rid of its chemical weapons

Watch Drew Griffin's full report on the Utah project above.

Syria has been given a year to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal, or face the threat of a U.S. military strike. Yet it may come as a surprise that the United States has still not destroyed all of its massive supply of deadly nerve agents.

In fact, neither has Russia. Both Washington and Moscow signed the Chemical Weapons Convention of the 1990s, which forbid the use, production and stockpiling of chemical weapons.

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September 12th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Bashar al-Assad's cousin speaks out

Wolf Blitzer asks Ribal al-Assad, cousin of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, which side in the conflict used chemical weapons and whether the U.S. should arm the rebels.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Chemical weapons • Syria
September 12th, 2013
07:11 PM ET

Syria signs chemical weapons ban

News that broke in The Situation Room: Syria's ambassador to the United Nations says that the country is now a "full member" of the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty that banned chemical weapons in 1997. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh looks at what happens next for the al-Assad regime's stockpiles.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Chemical weapons • Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
September 11th, 2013
08:29 PM ET

Mission Impossible: Syria's stockpiles

Among the international community, there is near unanimous support for a proposal to seize and destroy the al-Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons. But skeptics say that even if all parties can come to an agreement, the task itself is impossible. CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks take a look at what it would take to secure Syria's chemical weapons.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • James "Spider" Marks • Syria • Tom Foreman
September 11th, 2013
08:02 PM ET

Can we trust Putin?

He's "part of the problem, not the solution," says Sen. John Cornyn–and the Republican from Texas is not alone. Many on Capitol Hill doubt that Vladimir Putin will follow through on a plan to get Syria's al-Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Chemical weapons • Syria • Vladimir Putin
September 9th, 2013
07:25 PM ET

Did Kerry offer Syria a way out?

This afternoon, the Secretary of State John Kerry floated an idea in passing that was then endorsed by the Russians– to seize Syria's chemical weapons and avoid a U.S. military strike. The plan has been gaining momentum since then, and the president told Wolf the plan is "possible if it's real." CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on how the off-hand comment may lead to a way out of the crisis in Syria.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • Jim Sciutto • John Kerry • Syria
September 5th, 2013
08:14 PM ET

UK: Sarin traces found in Syria samples

British Prime Minister David Cameron says there is even more evidence Syria's al-Assad regime used sarin in a chemical attack on its people. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.


Filed under: Atika Shubert • Chemical weapons • Syria • United Kingdom
September 2nd, 2013
08:07 PM ET

What are "signatures of sarin"?

On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. has discovered "signatures of sarin" gas that prove the al-Assad regime used chemical weapons. Brian Todd investigates what those signatures are and how reliable the evidence is.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Chemical weapons • Syria
September 2nd, 2013
07:35 PM ET

From inside Syria, rebel general speaks

Wolf Blitzer asks Gen. Salim Idris, the leader of the Free Syrian Army, about another chemical weapons attack and how trustworthy the rebel groups are.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • Syria
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