Senate Resolution 116: Condemning the Assad Regime for Its Continued Use of Chemical Weapons Against the Syrian People, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 115th Congress, First Session, April 4, 2017   [open pdf - 25KB]

"[T]he Senate (1) holds the Assad regime responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including its confirmed use of chemical weapons; (2) condemns Russia and China for repeatedly blocking collective response to Bashar al-Assad's confirmed use of chemical weapons through the United Nations Security Council; (3) calls on the United Nations Security Council to take immediate, decisive action in response to the Assad regime's continued use of chemical weapons; (4) supports the critical work of the United Nations Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Joint Investigative Mechanism; (5) expresses alarm that the continued use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime undermines the integrity of the Chemical Weapons Convention; (6) reiterates that Bashar al-Assad has lost legitimacy as Syria's leader; and (7) insists that Bashar al-Assad must be held accountable for his war crimes and crimes against humanity."

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