US: Syria poses threat to global chem...

US: Syria poses threat to global chemical weapons ban

Nov 27, 2017 Read more: SFGate
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The United States warned Monday that efforts to uphold the global ban on the production and use of chemical weapons are at a "critical juncture" in the wake of their use during Syria's civil war. As the Syrian government and its allies seek to discredit conclusions by international investigators that Damascus has repeatedly used such weapons, Andrea Hall of the U.S. National Security Council said the ban on chemical weapons, such as nerve agents and poison gas, is now under threat. "We must take every opportunity to deter states from using chemical weapons," Hall said. "If we fail to take action now, non-state actors use will also rise.

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