The United States condemned on Saturday, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a “challenge” to international standards, to have used chemical weapons in three attacks on its own people in 2014 and 2015.
In a report released on Friday, a group of UN experts concluded that the Syrian army used chemical weapons in an attack on the town of Qmenas in the province of Idleb in the northwest, to March 16, 2015, the third type a total of nine analyzed.
“We condemn in the strongest terms, the challenge by the regime of Assad, the international standard for long against the use of weapons chemical and abrogation of its responsibilities under the Convention Weapons Chemical, which joined in 2013” said the spokesman for the National Security Council of the United States Ned Price.
“The Syrian regime has violated the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Resolution 2118 of the UN Security Council to use chlorine as a weapon against its own people,” the same official, in a statement.
The spokesman also said that the United States will continue to work with its allies so that those responsible can be accountable.
“We urge all Member States of the UN and signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention, including Russia and Iran, who continue to carry out military operations on behalf of the Assad regime, to support unequivocally these efforts and to keep the common commitment to the international norm against the use of chemical weapons, “he said.
“Together we must send a strong signal that the use of weapons of mass destruction will not be tolerated by the international community,” said Ned Prince.
The United States, the United Kingdom and France have called for sanctions against the perpetrators of attacks with chemical weapons in Syria, in particular against the President of the regime Bashar al-Assad.
But the Syrian government is protected by its Russian ally (that is, as those three countries, a permanent member and veto the Council UN Security), which has held that the commission of inquiry does not provide enough conclusive evidence to trigger sanctions.