David Cameron describes use of nerve agent sarin by Syria as a war crime
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David Cameron describes use of nerve agent sarin by Syria as a war crime

London : United Kingdom | Apr 26, 2013 at 8:26 PM PDT
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Syria Chemical Weapons 'May Have Been Used'

Nerve agent sarin is 20 times more deadly than cyanide and its use by Syria amounts to a war crime - a drop the size of a pin-head can result in death of a person.

Echoing the findings of the US, David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Britain, has said that there appears to be a 'limited but growing evidence' of the use of chemical weapons, 'probably by the regime'.

However, he has denied that Britain has any immediate plans to get involved directly in the Syrian conflict.

He added that indirect pressure is already being through trade embargoes, sanctions and travel bans and the international community needs to 'step up the pressure' on the Bashar al-Assad regime.

That way only can the present state of affairs can be to brought to an end.

Terming it as a war crime, he has suggested that it should be taken very seriously.

William Hague, the foreign secretary of Britain has said that the world has failed to come up to expectations in its responsibilities over Syria and has described it as the biggest humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century.

He has also blamed the UNSC of failing to address the issue.

Source : timesofindia.com

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