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

US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2014. (AFP)

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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