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Syria: UK responds to chemical weapons attack in May 2019

The UK has responded to a statement made by the US following a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently (27 September 2019) said:

Assad’s track record of using chemical weapons against the Syrian people is an appalling stain on his regime and the countries that support him. The UK has grave concerns about the chemical attack in May in Syria. We have shared these concerns with the OPCW. We continue to work with our partners to ensure that those responsible for chemical attacks are named, shamed and held to account.

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