Assad uses chemical weapons in Syria: White House: Russia supports the Assad military campaign against Syrian people

13:29 Oct. 23, 2016

White House: Russia supports the Assad military campaign against Syrian people

The White House March 18, 2015 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

The US President Administration has commented on the recent UN report on the Syrian regime using chemical weapon against its nationals

The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have announced the latest results of a year-long investigation into multiple allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. This new report sheds light on a third incident, after the cases in 2014 and 2015, where chlorine was used. 

The Statement by the US National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Ned Price has been published on the White House website

Read also Moscow slams UN report on Syria's use of chemical weapons

According to it, the US condemns in the strongest possible terms the Asad regime's chemical weapons use and Syria's abrogation of its responsibilities under the Chemical Weapons Convention, which it joined in 2013. The Syrian regime has violated the Chemical Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 2118 by using industrial chlorine as a weapon against its own people.

The statement continues that they strongly urge all UN member states and parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, including Russia and Iran, which continue to conduct military operations on behalf of the Asad regime, to unequivocally support these efforts and sustain their shared commitment to the international standard against chemical weapons use.

Read also AP: Chemical weapons have been used at least 161 times in Syria's war

Russian military and economic support to Syria enable the Asad regime to continue its military campaign against its own people, which it has done in violation of international law as demonstrated by the findings of this report.  

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