Powerful Western countries discussed the possibility of a military response after hundreds of people were killed in Damascus last Wednesday by nerve gas attacks in the suburbs of the capital. This event seems to be the worst mass poisoning with chemical weapons in the world in the last 25 years.
The UN reported that the regime agreed to a cease-fire while experts of the organization were on the scene to conduct studies that will begin on Monday. Syria confirmed the announcement.
However there are clear indications that the U.S. and its allies are considering taking military action, one year after U.S. President Barack Obama, saying that the use of chemical weapons was the “red line” that would have consequences.
Obama said any decision to grant inspectors access would be “too late to be credible,” because the evidence may have been modified by government bombing and other actions.
Moreover, Russia warned the United States on Sunday, not to repeat past mistakes, saying that any unilateral action in Syria would slow the efforts towards peace and cause a “devastating impact” on the security situation in the Middle East.