Wednesday, 27 June 2018

UK wins bid for Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to attribute blame for chemical weapons attacks



The UK has been successful with its bid for the international chemical weapons watchdog to be able to apportion blame for attacks.
 
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted on Wednesday to support a British-led motion for the body to have the power to attribute responsibility for attacks using banned weapons in Syria.
 
 
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had been at the OPCW's headquarters in The Hague to push for the proposal on Tuesday.


Welcoming the decision, Mr Johnson said in a statement: "Chemical weapons are an affront to human dignity and have no place in the 21st century.


"The international community has quite rightly come together today to strengthen the ban on chemical weapons and prevent impunity for their use.


"The UK has led the diplomatic efforts to secure this action.


"We look forward to working with all countries who are members of the Chemical Weapons Convention to implement the decisions taken today, and we will continue to push back on any efforts to undermine the ban on these vile weapons."





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