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Arab ministers blame Assad regime for chemical attacks

Published: 02nd September 2013 11:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2013 11:06 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The Arab foreign ministers have held the Syrian government responsible for all the chemical attacks on the suburbs of Damascus, while calling for referring the perpetrators to international trials, Xinhua reported.

In the Arab League (AL) resolution, the foreign ministers strongly condemned and denounced the "heinous crime" committed by using the chemical weapons banned internationally against unarmed civilians, in defiance of the international norms.

"All the perpetrators should face fair international trials," the resolution added.

The foreign ministers called on the UN and the international society to bear its responsibility and take decisive and deterrent measures against the Bashar al-Assad-led Syrian government for using chemical weapons Aug 21 against civilians.

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