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BRITAIN’S FOREIGN SECRETARY ON ASSAD’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Boris Johnson: “Assad uses chemical weapons because they are not only horrible and indiscriminate. They are also terrifying. “In that sense he is himself an arch-terrorist, who has caused such an unquenchable thirst for revenge that he can never hope to govern his population again. In that sense […]

The Garden Bridge, Proposed For London When Boris Johnson Was Mayor, Has To Go

Rowan Moore is not having it: "It has wrung tens of millions out of the public purse on the basis of deceptions, distortions and facts that proved to be fake.... Its claims to fundraising prowess are exaggerated, its promised transport benefits minimal. Its backers assert overwhelming public support on the basis of a poll […]

Syria's Assad is an 'arch-terrorist': British FM

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an "arch-terrorist" and it is time Russia realised he is "literally and metaphorically toxic", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday. Johnson said Assad's ally Moscow still had time to be on the "right side of the argument", in a Sunday Telegraph newspaper article. Show More Summary

How long can the UN endure the shame of chemical attacks on Syrian citizens? | Jean-Marc Ayrault and Boris Johnson

We fully support the Khan Sheikhun inquiry – but the UN has a moral duty to uphold the prohibition of such weapons and ensure they aren’t used again Horror and death: this is the fate of Syria’s children under Bashar al-Assad. On 4 April, two aircraft took off from Shayrat, a regime-run, Russian-supported airbase. Show More Summary

Punish Syrian regime harder for gas attack, say Johnson and Ayrault

Foreign ministers say international community has moral duty to hold perpetrators of sarin gas attack to account Boris Johnson and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, have urged the international community to “go further” in punishing those responsible for the chemical weapons attack in Syria on 4 April. Show More Summary

Theresa May backs Boris Johnson’s ‘excellent’ response to Syria crisis

Foreign secretary praised despite failure to persuade G7 nations to back new sanctions against Russia Theresa May has defended Boris Johnson’s handling of the Syria crisis, saying he had done an “excellent job” despite criticism of his failure to win backing for further sanctions on Russia. Show More Summary

A century of rubbing salt in Palestinian wounds is surely enough, even for Britain | Manuel Hassassian

The Balfour declaration, 100 years ago, was devastating for our people. Yet Theresa May says she will be marking its anniversary ‘with pride’ During his recent visit to Ramallah, Boris Johnson re-emphasised Britain’s long-standing support for the two-state solution and its position that illegal Israeli settlements are an obstacle to peace. Show More Summary

Boris Johnson was right to push for Russia sanctions, says Hammond

Chancellor says Britain will continue to ‘lead the way’ in making case for sanctions over Syria chemical attack Philip Hammond has defended Boris Johnson’s failed bid to secure backing for tougher sanctions against Russia over the Syria chemical attack, as he accused other G7 nations of being “less forward-leaning” than Britain. Show More Summary

Boris Johnson: how he has flip-flopped over Russia and Syria

Foreign secretary under fire over his diplomacy has had several changes of heart on how to deal with Assad and Putin The day after Boris Johnson was appointed foreign secretary, a Middle East analyst at Chatham House pointed out a possible problem: his publicly stated position on Syria appeared different from the government’s. Show More Summary

Boris Johnson is a liability for Britain, says John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor says foreign secretary’s ‘poor judgment’ undermines UK credibility, adding that even cabinet has no confidence in him Labour has called Boris Johnson a liability for the UK who “undermines our credibility” after the...Show More Summary

Johnson fails to win G7 backing on sanctions

There’s no G7 backing for Boris Johnson’s call for new sanctions against Russia and Syria after last week’s chemical attack on a rebel-held town. The G7 said they don’t want to push Russia into a corner.

Sidelined on Syria, UK's Johnson struggles for status

The rejection Tuesday of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's proposal for extra sanctions on Russia and Syria is the latest setback for a former Brexit campaigner struggling for political relevance. The decision by the G7 meeting...Show More Summary

G7 members ignore Boris Johnson's calls for renewed sanctions on Russia

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano says Russia must not be "pushed into a corner" over Syria, as the Group of Seven ignored calls by Britain and the US for new sanctions on Moscow over its support of President Bashar al-Assad. Alfano...Show More Summary

G7 rejects UK call for sanctions against Russia and Syria

Boris Johnson’s fellow foreign ministers say inquiry into chemical weapons attack is needed before new measures adopted A call by the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, for targeted sanctions against senior Russian and SyrianShow More Summary

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