France Urges U.N. Security Council to Act Over Syria’s Violations

Paris, – France’s foreign minister said on 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.

“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.

Source: Qatar News Agency