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US Urges Russia, Iran to Help Seek Accountability for Syria Chemical Attacks

© AFP 2022 / Paul J. RichardsA member of the US Army Technical Escort Unit (TSU) demonstrates a hazmat suit as they show some of their response capabilities to chemical and biologicial operations in support of the US Department of Defense, federal, state, and local agencies 12 November 2002
A member of the US Army Technical Escort Unit (TSU) demonstrates a hazmat suit as they show some of their response capabilities to chemical and biologicial operations in support of the US Department of Defense, federal, state, and local agencies 12 November 2002 - Sputnik International
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White House National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said that the United States calls on Russia and Iran to join efforts to seek accountability for those responsible for using chemical weapons in Syria.

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds a folder aside of the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 29, 2016 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States calls on Russia and Iran to join efforts to seek accountability for those responsible for using chemical weapons in Syria, White House National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said in a press release.

"The United States will work with our international partners to seek accountability through appropriate diplomatic mechanisms," Price stated on Wednesday. "We urge all UN member states and parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, including Russia and Iran, to participate in this effort."

Earlier in the day, Price noted, the UN and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released the results of a probe into chemical weapons attacks in Syria in 2014 and 2015 that implicate the Syrian government and Daesh terrorist group.

Syrian envoy to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari told Sputnik that the UN ignored hundreds of reports on chemical attacks filed by the Syrian government.

On Tuesday, Jaafari claimed that the sarin gas attack that killed hundreds of people in the Syrian town of Ghouta in August 2013 was a plot organized by French intelligence.

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