International partnership against impunity for the use of chemical weapons - Speech by Jean-Yves Le Drian and watchlist (Paris, 18 May 2018)
During the new session of the International partnership against impunity for the use of chemical weapons, uniting 34 countries 17-18 May 2018, Jean-Yves Le Drian gave a speech and released a watchlist.
On 18 May 2018, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, chaired a new session of the International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons – for which he wanted to bring together the participating states following the chemical attack that killed several dozen people in Douma on April 7, the publication of the OPCW report on May 15 on a chlorine gas attack in Saraqeb on February 4, 2018, and the use of a chemical weapon on British territory in Salisbury on March 4.
On this occasion, the Minister gave a speech:
The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs also released a watchlist that focuses on 48 people that France deems to have highly likely participated in the development and use of chemical weapons. France is following very closely these individuals’ activities and sharing with its partners information regarding them.