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India calls for probe into use of chemicals weapons in Syria

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has called for an impartial and objective investigation by the (OPCW) into the alleged use of in recently.

The demand was made by to Holland and Permanent of to OPCW Venu Rajamony at the 58th Meeting of the of the OPCW convened on Monday to discuss allegations regarding use of in Douma,

Stating that the alleged use, if true, is deplorable, Rajamony pointed out that the use of chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by anybody, under any circumstances, cannot be justified and the perpetrators of such abhorrent acts must be held accountable. He said any use of chemical weapons is in complete disregard of humanity, and is reprehensible and contrary to the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention as well as accepted international norms.

He commended the OPCW for its prompt deployment of the to and expressed appreciation to the and OPCW staff for their commitment to the aims and work of the organization often in challenging circumstances.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 15:36 IST