OPCW weapons watchdog suspends Syria's rights over chemical attacks
Al Jazeera, 22 Apr 2021
Syria has been stripped of its voting rights at the global chemical weapons watchdog because of its repeated use of poisonous gas during the 10-year civil war.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) determined that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons in three attacks on al-Lataminah in March 2017.
While 87 countries supported the sanction, 15 were against including Syria, Russia, China and Iran.
Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.
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