The Security Council must fully support the work of CMP, said the representative of the United States
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Halepoto:epa/vostock-photo
New York (UN). 27 Oct. INTERFAX – U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley after the new report by the Joint UN and OPCW to investigate hematic in Syria (CMP) appealed to the countries supporting the Syrian authorities, urging them to stop trying to protect them. In a statement, the American diplomat said that “presented today (Thursday – if) insights CMP indicates the use of the regime (of President Bashar al -) Assad’s chemical weapons – poison gas sarin against more than 100 innocent citizens in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun 4 April 2017”.
In addition, according to Haley, “SMR also found that LIH (banned in Russia) responsible for the use of chemical weapons – sulfur mustard gas – during the attack on 16 September 2016 in the Syrian Mind-House, Syria”.
“Today’s report confirms what we have long been assured. Again and again we see independent confirmation of use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. And, in spite of these independent reports, we still see that some countries are trying to defend the regime. It must end now,” said the American Ambassador.
Haley stressed that “ignoring the huge amount of evidence in this case indicates a deliberate disregard of the agreed international standards.”
She urged members of the UN Security Council “to make it clear that the use of chemical weapons by anyone is unacceptable,” and “fully support the work of impartial investigation.”
“Countries that fail to do so are no better than dictators or terrorists who use this terrible weapon,” said the American diplomat.
April 4 in the Syrian city of Khan shaykhun was carried out the chemical attack, which killed nearly 100 people. Most Western countries and the Syrian opposition blamed it on the Syrian government. In Damascus denies the charges.
However, on the night of 7 April, the United States, using cruise missiles struck the Syrian military base at Shayrat.
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