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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers a speech during a foreign ministers' meeting on the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons, in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The United States and 28 other countries are launching a new plan to better identify and punish anyone …

Tillerson: If Syria Using Chemical Weapons Again, Russia ‘Bears Responsibility’

Speaking at a conference on chemical weapons in Paris on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said there is reason to believe Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has resumed using chemical weapons against his own people. He said Russia was to blame for failing to confiscate all of Assad’s weapons of mass destruction as promised.

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North Korea Crosses Donald Trump’s ‘Red Line’

President Donald Trump famously enforced the “red line” against Syria’s use of chemical weapons that President Barack Obama would not. Now he faces his own challenge, as North Korea has crossed all of his own “red lines.”

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Obama: No Regrets on Syria ‘Red Line’

During the Sunday airing of his interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama said he has zero regret for using the phrase “red line” in 2012 when he promised to retaliate against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime if it used chemical weapons.

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Syria’s Assad Denies War Crimes, Says He Is Ready for Dialogue with U.S.

According to the Associated Press, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is open to discussing cooperating with the United States—years after President Obama’s chemical weapons “red line” debacle—but demands respect as a legitimate ruler despite cementing power in an election the State Department openly called a “sham.”