Peter Sawczak, Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs of the OPCW, peaks at an event within the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 60th Annual Session, in The Hag , on November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANP/BAS CZERWINSKI
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Syria's vice foreign minister denied Monday that his government ever used chemical weapons or chlorine during the country's brutal civil war and warned that terror groups are using such weapons.Chlorine gas is readily available and used in industry around the world, but can also be used as a weapon.In a preliminary report issued in September, the fact-finding mission concluded that a toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, but didn't apportion blame.
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