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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

NATO Secretary General condemns reported chemical weapons attack in Syria

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

05 Apr. 2017

Press Release (2017) 064
Issued on 05 Apr. 2017

I condemn the horrendous attacks in the province of Idlib in Syria, which killed dozens of people, including many children, reportedly by the use of chemical weapons. This is the third report of the use of these barbaric weapons in the last month alone. All those responsible must be held to account.

The use of chemical weapons, which includes any chemicals that can cause death or permanent harm to humans, is prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention, which Syria signed in 2013.‎ This international norm must be fully respected and upheld. Syria as member of the Convention is responsible to ensure its full compliance with these obligations.

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