17 September 2013
Ban Ki-moon: The international community has a responsibility to hold the perpetrators of chemical attacks accountable
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted, after he briefed the UN Security Council on the findings of the UN team investigating the possible use of chemical weapons, that ‘The international community has a responsibility to hold the perpetrators accountable and to ensure that chemical weapons never re-emerge as an instrument of warfare.’ He added that ‘It is for others to decide whether to pursue this matter further to determine responsibility. We may all have our own thoughts on this, but I would simply say that this was a grave crime and those responsible must be brought to justice as soon as possible’.
Source: UN News Centre | ‘Clear and convincing’ evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria, UN team reports