The United States Government has urged the Government Liberia to publicly condemn the Syrian Government use of Chemical weapons, in a prolong civil conflict aimed at toppling the present regime.
In a US embassy release issued Friday, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac further urged the Government of Liberia to join the United States in urging the international community to hold the regime accountable for this violation of a bedrock international norm.
On Friday, August 30, the United States Government released publicly a detailed unclassified version of the intelligence community's assessment that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria on August 21. The assessment demonstrates the Syrian government's responsibility for this terrible event.
U.S. Amb. Deborah Malac met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Ngafuan to share the assessment with the Government of Liberia.
Ambassador Malac reiterated that while the United States Government respects and supports the work of the UN team gathering additional evidence of the regime's use of chemical weapons and their lethal effect on hundreds of civilians, the evidence already is clear that the government conducted this attack. She stressed that the Syrian regime must be held accountable for its actions, and called on the Government of Liberia to denounce the Syrian regime's actions.
Following the public release of the assessment, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks about the crisis in Syria. Secretary Kerry has previously characterized this attack against the Syrian government's own citizens as "a moral obscenity."
In his August 30 statement, Secretary Kerry underscored the clear accountability of the regime for this event, and the importance of holding the Syrian government to account for violating the international norm against the use of chemical weapons.