Message to Iran? 3 years after ‘red line,’ Syria chem weapons charges unresolved

August 20, 2015 8:03 PM

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WASHINGTON – Three years after President Obama’s infamous “red line” threat to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, charges of chemical weapons use inside the war-torn country persist -- in turn fueling concerns about whether Iran can be held to the newly struck nuclear deal.

Assad reportedly is developing a new type of chlorine bomb, and earlier this year investigators found trace components of sarin and VX, an extremely toxic manmade chemical nerve agent. This, despite a 2013 deal between the U.S. and Syria to purge Assad's chemical weapon stockpile -- a deal meant to ...

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