Canada will provide to the OPCW the money to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Chrystia Freeland

The canadian government intends to allocate $ 2.5 million to the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. About it reported in a press-service of the government with reference to the statement of the foreign Ministry Christi Freeland.

“This announcement reflects the continued support of the Syrian people from Canada (…). The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. All those responsible should be held accountable for the incident,” — said the Minister of foreign Affairs.

Freeland also added that Ottawa “strongly condemns the regime of [Syrian President Bashar] Assad for the use of 4 APR chemical weapons against women, men and children.”

April 4, the Syrian opposition, said the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons in Idlib province, resulting in 87 people were killed and over 200 injured.

On the night of 7 April, the United States in response to this attack launched an airstrike against Syrian airbase in HOMS. Two warships of the United States in the Mediterranean sea fired 49 missiles “Tomahawk”.

April 20, Assad called the incident in Khan Sheyhun provocation, noting that no chemical attack was not. The Syrian government army strikes on targets of militants in Khan Sheyhun, but didn’t use the chemical weapons. However, he was not at that time indicate the Western countries.

Moscow on the same day, provided the OPCW a range of evidence demonstrating the nature of the staging of the incident with the possible use of chemical warfare agents. However, the organization by a majority of votes rejected the proposal of Russia and Iran.