"We have noted with concern these allegations which must be investigated. We have every confidence in the OPCW", the French representative said during a briefing.
The spokesperson also noted that French President Emmanuel Macron had earlier reaffirmed that his country would vigilantly monitor the use of chemical weapons. France supports imposing sanctions against the perpetrators of chemical attacks, the spokesperson said, stressing that France launched the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons on 23 January 2018, in this regard.
The statement comes after US Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said the United States was collecting information regarding a chemical weapons attack in Syria that had allegedly been carried out by the Middle Eastern country's government over the weekend.
Meanwhile, US Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey stated that Washington has "no evidence" of the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Idlib province so far.
Russia, however, insists on investigating all alleged cases of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, stressing that this investigation should aim to find the truth rather then bring new accusations against Damascus.
Earlier in May, the Russian Defence Ministry stated that militants of the Nusra Front* terrorist group were preparing to stage a provocation in Syria's Idlib province in order to thereafter accuse the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian army of allegedly attacking civilians with chemical weapons.
*Al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra, known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham is a terrorist group banned in Russia