Sudan - Possible chemical attacks in Darfur (September 30, 2016)

We are concerned to learn of Amnesty International’s report denouncing chemical attacks in Sudan’s warring Darfur region.

This report contains very serious accusations that we can neither confirm nor refute at this stage.

The use, development, manufacture and storage of chemical weapons are banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention ratified by 192 nations, including Sudan.

France will support any initiative that helps sheds light on these possible chemical attacks in Darfur.

France supports the presence of UNAMID in Sudan and is waiting for any information it might make available.

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