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Kerry: Syria’s Assad has violated chemical arms pact by using chlorine gas

The U.S. Secretary of State said that he believed Assad's regime still used chemical weapons

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of breaking the terms of a global pact on chemical weapons by unleashing chlorine gas this year.

Despite having promised to hand over all of Syria’s chemical arms to be destroyed, “we believe there is evidence of Assad’s use of chlorine,” which is banned from being used as a weapon, Kerry told U.S. lawmakers, adding “So he’s in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.”

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