France urges UN response over alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria

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Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

France on Tuesday asked the United Nations’ Security Council to respond over alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, reiterating calls for sanctions against Syrian officials, a spokesperson said.

Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)
“The use of weapons of mass destruction is a war crime and a threat to peace. Impunity is not an option,” Romain Nadal, foreign ministry’s spokesperson said at a daily press briefing.

“It is up to the Security Council to act. France … continues to discuss with its partners at the Security Council to adopt a resolution to punish those responsible for these attacks,” he added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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