OPCW Granted Authority to Assign Blame
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Tue, 2018-07-03

On June 26, the member states of the Chemical Weapons Convention voted to grant the OPCW the ability to assign blame for chemical attacks by an overwhelming 82-24 supermajority. During this same meeting, many countries expressed worry over Syria’s lack of cooperation with the OPCW. Despite this, Syria continues to refuse to answer questions about the investigation into deadly chemical weapon attacks that have occurred over the course of its civil war. These developments follow the resolution to renew the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism that was established by the UN and OPCW to determine responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria was vetoed by Russia last November.

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