UN Security Council must act over Syria chemical use: France
France’s foreign minister said Thursday the Security Council had to respond firmly after a U.N. probe found that Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks.
“The use of chemical weapons, which the Syrian authorities agreed to ban in 2013 under international pressure … is an abomination that highlights the damning role played by the Damascus regime in the worsening situation in Syria,” Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in a statement.
A joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog also found that ISIS militants had used sulfur mustard gas, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters.
“France calls for a response that measures the seriousness of this. The Security Council must not shirk its responsibilities and France is already working with its partners” on the matter, Ayrault said.
The 15-member Security Council is due to discuss the report next week. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the report would be made public after that meeting.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/un-security-council-must-act-over-syria-chemical-use-france/National news