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Those responsible for CWs attack must be held accountable – EU

BRUSSELS, April The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, condemned Saturday the use of chemical weapons as “unacceptable in any circumstances and must be condemned in the strongest terms.

“The international community has the responsibility to identify and hold accountable those responsible of any attack with chemical weapons. This was not the first time that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against civilians but it must be the last,” he said in a press statement.

Juncker noted that last night, France, the United Kingdom and the United States responded in a coordinated military action to “the heinous chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian regime against civilians in Douma on 7 April.” He added that as it enters its 8th year of conflict, Syria desperately needs a lasting ceasefire respected by all parties that paves the way for achieving a negotiated political solution through the UN-led Geneva process, to bring peace to the country once and for all. “After the suffering they have endured, Syrians deserve nothing less.” On his part, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, tweeted that “strikes by US, France and UK make it clear that Syrian regime together with Russia and Iran cannot continue this human tragedy, at least not without cost. The EU will stand with our allies on the side of justice”.

Source: Kuwait News Agency