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Syria is still trying to use chemical weapons | Foreign Policy
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Syria is still trying to use chemical weapons | Foreign Policy

The finding of this information worries current and previous members of the Trump Administration because of the potential buildup of missile production facilities that could be used to threaten Israel. The State department reported to Congress that “we believe the Assad regime is seeking to reestablish strategic weapons production capabilities it lost in the course of the conflict.” Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, accused Syria of breaking their promise to the Chemical Weapons Convention and U.N. resolutions in order to dismantle its chemical weapon program. Executive director of the Arms Control Association, Daryl Kimball, said it would be difficult to independently confirm whether Assad was taking steps to rebuild his chemical weapons program but it also wouldn’t be surprising to him “if the U.S. intelligence community assessed that the Assad regime was trying to reconstitute some of its previous programs.”

Source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/06/syria-chemical-weapons-trump-assad-russia-united-nations/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2010.07.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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