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Govt reacts to chemical weapon usage in Syrian war

By mylbsonline Staff
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and  US President Obama
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and US President Obama

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia)-The Liberian Government has reacted to the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria.

According to a release, the government supports investigation being carried out by a team from the United Nations (UN). Those engaged in the use chemical weapons should not go with impunity.

The use of chemical weapons in any conflict is prohibited under international law.

Government’s reaction follows United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac’s call on the Liberian Government to join its US counterpart to condemn the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war.

Ambassador Malac also called on the Liberian Government to urge the International Community to hold President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime accountable for violating international standard.

The United States Ambassador made the call over the week-end when she met with Foreign Minister, Augustine Ngafuan, in Monrovia.

Ambassador Malac met with Minister Ngafuan to share with the Liberian Government the United States’ assessment on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war by the Al-Assad’s regime.

“The chemical weapons were used Wednesday, August 21, 2013 on the outskirts of the Syrian Capital, Damascus.”

On Friday, August 30, 2013, the US Government released a detailed unclassified version of the intelligence community’s assessment on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war.

She further called on the Liberian Government to denounce the Syrian Regime’s actions.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, emphasized: “The Syrian Government must be accountable for violating international convention against the use of chemical weapons in Syria.”

 


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