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French Foreign Minister Calls For UN Security Council Meeting Over Supposed Chemical Attack In Duma

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French Foreign Minister Calls For UN Security Council Meeting Over Supposed Chemical Attack In Duma

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Elysée Palace on 24 March, 2016, Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

On April 7, France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian condemned the supposed chemical attack on the Duma district of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta and called on the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the incident, according to Reuters news agency.

The French Foreign Minister described that attack as a “gross violation of international humanitarian law.”

Le Drian went on and said that Paris would assume all its responsibilities in the fight against the proliferation of chemical weapons.

We recall France’s President Emmanuel Macron vowed to respond with force to any chemical attack in Syria on numerous occasion during the last few months.

Several Syrian pro-opposition news outlets claimed that the Syrian Arab Army had been behind the supposed chemical attack on Duma district on April 7. However, these outlets are yet to provide any real evidences to support their claims.

Previously, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced that more than 40 tons of toxic chemical materials, including Chlorine gas, were discovered in the liberated areas around Duma district. A fact that was intentionally ignored by the mainstream media.

A US-led military attack against the SAA is highly possible now, according to some Syrian experts, who also believe that Russia might not tolerate such acts this time.

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