Israel's security cabinet is sticking to its decision not to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention – even though top defense figures have come out in favor of the treaty, a senior official saidIsrael is not in compliance. Israel is able to be non compliant with the Chemical Weapons Treaty because they choose to not ratify the agreement. As they have just chosen, yet again.
Although Israel signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1993, by not ratifying the accord it declines to subject itself to the treaty.
Netanyahu raised the issue at a security cabinet session dealing with the situation in Syria, after the ministers heard surveys about the process of destroying Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.
Meanwhile Syria has destroyed its chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, EARLY
The session did not last long and no vote was held. Both Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said they believed that Israel should not change its policy regarding the convention, nor bring it to the cabinet or Knesset for ratification, the official said.
After a short consultation the ministers decided to maintain Israel’s existing policy on the matter, he said.
Ahead of schedule.
The Nov. 1 deadline has been met, early, and Syria has destroyed its chemical weapons production and mixing facilities.
Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament program, the international chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday.As for the other two sites the teams were unable to reach?
The other two were too dangerous to inspect, but the chemical equipment had already been moved to other sites that experts had visited, it said.
Therefore, everything has been inspected and production and mixing facilities destroyed.
While Israel hides, or attempts to hide, it's chemical weapon inventory from the rest of the World.
I see a comment in the previous post mentions the alleged attack in Latakia. Information seems very limited on this happening. Early this morning I caught the first news stories surrounding this claim.
It appeared that all news originated with Israel and the opposition.
An aside: I couldn't access SANA at the time to see what, if anything, was being reported. I haven't had much luck getting on SANA as of late. Has anyone else had that problem?
Here is what I found this morning-
Report: Israel strikes Syrian military base near Latakia
Syrian and Lebanese media report a loud explosion at a Syrian military base near Latakia on Wednesday night • Lebanese media say IAF aircraft flew over Lebanon on way to Syria • Eyewitnesses in Latakia hear planes, see large fire at base.
The only media that reported on an explosion was social media. That was all I saw mention of.
Social media lit up reports via the opposition
This was interesting?
Israeli media (Ynet) reporting that Lebanese media is reporting using sources from Jerusalem. Sort of circular, no? But this report implicates Turkey, while most others implicate Israel?
The Lebanese channel MTV reported from sources in Jerusalem that Turkey is behind the attack of the Syrian aerial defense system in the Latakia area.
According to the report, the attack was in retaliation to the shooting down of a Turkish airplane a few months ago near the same area. (Roi Kais)
Based on a complete lack of credible reports, it would seem that this most likely did not happen, but the reports are being used to dishearten the Syrian public.
If anyone know of any more credible reporting let me know?