Kingdom Strongly Condemns Syrian Regime’s Use of Chemical Weapons
April 05, 2017
Saudi Arabia today condemned in the strongest terms the Syrian regime’s chemical attacks on Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib province, which killed over 85 people, including many women and children.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that this is a new humanitarian tragedy caused by the brutal Syrian regime and emphasized that this criminal act is a flagrant violation of global principles of humanitarian law. It is also a blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, including Security Council Resolutions 2118 and 2209 on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The Foreign Ministry reiterated the Kingdom's position calling upon the UN to uphold its responsibility in taking serious and decisive measures to put an end to such criminal acts.