Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Nazir Hakim will travel to the South Korean capital Seoul to participate in an international conference on non-traditional threats in Asia and the Pacific region which begins on Wednesday. The conference will discuss the threat of chemical and biological weapons in conflict.
The importance of the Coalition’s participation stems from the need to highlight the threat imposed by the Assad regime’s repeated use of unconventional and prohibited weapons such as sarin, chlorine gas, the white phosphorous, cluster bombs, and incendiary napalm bombs.
The crimes carried out by the Assad regime continue unabated for over 6 years as a result of the failure of the international community to deter the Assad regime and force it to stop the use of chemical and internationally banned weapons.
On April 4, the Assad regime used the sarin nerve agent in an attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib, killing about 100 and injuring 400 others. The attack proved that Assad continues to retain chemical weapons despite claims it handed over all its stockpile of chemical weapons under a US-Russian brokered deal in 2013. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)