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Ireland joins International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons

Disarmament, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Press Releases, Ireland, Global, 2018

 

Ireland joins the International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons
 
Ireland has today joined the International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons. 
 
On joining the International Partnership, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., said: 
 
“The marked increase in the use of chemical weapons in recent years in Syria, Malaysia and the UK, has threatened to undermine the universal prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. The use of these weapons is an affront to the international rules-based system on which we all depend for our security and wellbeing, and the international community as a whole must work to hold accountable those who are responsible for such abhorrent acts. 
 
Ireland commends France for its leadership in establishing this important Partnership. We are committed to working with our partners to strengthen the resolve of the international community to end impunity for those responsible for the use of these weapons.”
 
ENDS
PRESS OFFICE
12 JULY 2018
 
Note to editors:
• The International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons is a French political initiative designed to facilitate greater information sharing about chemical weapons use, to collect and preserve such information, and to strengthen the capacity of States to hold the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks to account.