United States President Barack Obama will ask the United States Congress for authorization for limited action against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria for use of chemical weapons against both the insurgent groups in Syria as well as innocent civilians. The use of chemical weapons is considered morally repugnant by many nations of the world and such sentiment is codified in the Chemical Weapons Convention or the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction passed by the United Nations on the 13 of January, 1993 and currently signed by 189 countries, not among which is Syria, South Sudan, North Korea, Myanmar, Angola, Egypt, and Israel.

“Some things are more important than partisan differences or the politics of the moment. Today I’m asking Congress to send a message to the world that we are united as one nation.”

Barack Obama, President of the United States