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U.S. asks Assad regime to declare its chemical weapons stockpiles

Washington [U.S.A.], August 22 : The United States has asked the Assad regime to cease its use of chemical weapons and fully declare all its chemical weapons stockpiles.

A statement issued by the U.S. Department of State read, "The Assad regime must cease its use of chemical weapons, fully declare all of its chemical weapons stockpiles, and cooperate with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission and the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM)."

This came in light of the fourth Anniversary of the 2013 Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack which killed more than 1,400 Syrians, many of who were children.

Throwing the flak at the chemical attacks, the U.S. also reiterated the call for all countries to stand together and leave no doubt that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anyone, under any circumstances. We reiterate our commitment to not tolerate such use and to ensure that those responsible face serious consequences," read the statement.

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 .

This tragic event precipitated an international effort that led to the destruction of more than 1,000 metric tons of Syrian chemical weapons.

(ANI | 3 years ago)