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    UN Must Take Steps Over Report About Chemical Weapons' Use in Syria – French FM

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    The UN Security Council must take tough measures following the report indicating the usage of chemical weapons in Syria, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in a statement on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the UN and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released the results of a probe into chemical weapons attacks in Syria in 2014 and 2015 that implicate the Syrian government was involved in two and Daesh terrorist group in one attack.

    "That requires a reaction consistent with the seriousness [of using chemical weapons]. Consequently, the [UN] Security Council must fulfill its obligations," Ayrault said, adding that France is already working on the issue.

    In August 2013, a mission to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons was announced after a deadly gas attack that killed hundreds outside Damascus. On January 4, the OPCW announced that all chemical weapons in Syria had been destroyed.


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