FourFourThree article Four FourFour Two chemical companies are facing a lawsuit over allegations that they used chemical weapons in Syria.
According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Monday, the Chemical Industry Association of America is alleging that the company was a front for the Syrian government and has failed to adequately investigate its chemical weapons activities.
In the complaint, which seeks $7 million in damages, the company states that it conducted the largest-ever public information campaign about its chemical warfare operations in the United States, and that its employees “made and used false statements to the public and Congress.”
The complaint alleges that the chemical companies failed to disclose the company’s chemical weapons capabilities, its relationship with Syria, and the number of chemical weapons produced and used in Syria and its use.
According the complaint:The Chemical Industry Assn.
has not disclosed to the government and the public its chemical-weapons capabilities, the number and nature of its chemical operations, or any of its other information on its chemical capabilities.
In addition, the complaint alleges, the Association has failed, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, to publicly disclose its own use of chemical munitions in Syria or its ability to identify and inspect its chemical munitions.
The Association is seeking to prevent the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden from using chemical weapons against the Syrian people.