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EU supports all efforts to prevent use of chemical weapons

Last Modified Sunday, 15 April 2018 (11:09 IST)
Brussels: The (EU) is supportive of all efforts aimed at preventing the use of chemical weapons, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Saturday.She added that the reiterates its "strongest condemnation of the repeated use of by the Syrian regime, as confirmed by the Joint Investigative Mechanism," including the most recent suspected chemical attack in Douma. 

The statement said: "In this context, the EU was informed about targeted US, French and UK airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria, these specific measures having been taken with the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons and chemical substances as weapons by the Syrian regime to kill its own people." The EU has called on "all countries, notably Russia and Iran" to use their influence in preventing any further use of chemical weapons, according to the statement.(UNI)
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