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America could take means against Syria for chemical weapons use
21:42, 22 August 2017
America could take means against Syria for chemical weapons use

More than 1,400 people were killed during the use of chemical weapons in 2013, many of the victims were children

21:42, 22 August 2017

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U.S. Department of State reminded of the fourth anniversary of the chemical weapons attack at Ghouta, Syria on its website page. The statement was published by the Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Monday.

“Four years ago today, the Syrian regime launched a horrific chemical attack with the nerve agent sarin on the opposition-controlled suburb of Ghouta in Damascus – leaving more than 1,400 Syrians dead, many of them children. On this solemn anniversary, the international community remembers the many lives lost and the need to continue to stand against such cruel disregard the international standards and norms against the use of chemicals as weapons,” the message says.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anyone, under any circumstances. We reiterate our commitment not to tolerate such use and to ensure that those responsible face serious consequences. Since the horrific attack four years ago, the Syrian regime has continued to demonstrate blatant disregard for international law and norms, as demonstrated in its chemical attack using sarin gas on Khan Shaykun on April 4, 2017. As a result, the United States responded with targeted airstrikes on a regime airbase. We are prepared to continue to use the necessary means to deter the regime from using such chemical weapons,” the statement says.

Related: ISIS militants used chemical weapons in western Mosul, — AP

The Assad regime must cease its use of chemical weapons, fully declare all of its chemical weapons stockpiles, and cooperate with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission and the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM). Failure to comply with international law, norms, and standards related to the use of chemical weapons poses a direct threat to the international community and will be addressed accordingly, according to the message.

As it was reported earlier America is ready to strike Syria after news on Assad chemical weapon, according to CNN. The United States are attentively watching for Syria's Shayrat airbase.

Related: Assad: No chemical weapons in Syria

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