Official Communiqué

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Official Communiqué on the Situation in Syria.

Panama City, Panama- The Government of the Republic of Panama notes with great concern the recent events surrounding the internal crisis of the Syrian Arab Republic, due to their implications for the Middle East and international security.

The use of chemical weapons in the ongoing Syrian conflict is vigorously condemned by the Government of Panama because it clearly violates the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.

The Government of the Republic of Panama considers that the Syrian Arab Republic should cooperate with the process of investigation conducted by the United Nations Security Council. Panama supports any punitive measures taken if Syria’s responsibility is proven.

The Government of the Republic of Panama calls upon the international legal system, particularly on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, to investigate possible crimes against humanity and violations of international humanitarian law that have been committed in Syria and to apply the corresponding sanctions.

© 2010 Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations