LONDON -- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday commented on the recent report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (of the UN and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons or OPCW) regarding the chemicals weapons in Syria.
"This UN report confirms for the first time what we have long believed: the Assad regime has been responsible for the use of chemical weapons in at least 2 attacks in Syria," Johnson said in a press release.
"There has been a clear pattern across many reports showing the use of helicopters and barrel bombs as delivery methods, attacking opposition-held areas with civilians the overwhelming majority of victims," the Foreign Secretary stressed.
"Chemical weapons inflict excruciating pain and suffering. "The Assad regime's indiscriminate and sustained use of them against their own people, including children, is horrific and must stop. Those responsible must be held to account," he went on.
"The report also identifies Daesh as a perpetrator. The Global Coalition is making progress in defeating Daesh and the UK will continue to play a leading role.
"The UK and our international partners will work hard to secure a UN resolution to condemn those in Syria for using chemical weapons, to reinforce our commitment to punish those responsible and to prevent any further use," Johnson added.
Source: Nam News Network