Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Indonesia condemns alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said Indonesia condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons that took innocent lives in Syria, a statement released by the ministry said on Tuesday.

"International community cannot let the condition in Syria continues worsening. If proved, the use of chemical weapons marks the lowest point in the Syrian conflict," the minister said during his meeting with the United Nations (UN) secretary general deputy at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States on Aug. 26.

"We need to support the investigation efforts carried out by the UN into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. The international community should make sure that perpetrators committing the inhumane deeds take responsibility over their behaviors," the minister said as quoted in the statement.

UN inspectors have commenced their investigation into the case on Monday after obtaining clearance from the Syrian government.

Opposition groups in Syria claimed that 1,300 people were killed in the chemical weapon attack carried out by Syrian forces on Wednesday last week. - Philippines News Agency

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