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Foreign Secretary responds to UNSC vote on chemical weapons use in Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson statement on Russia and China vetoing action on Syria at the United Nations.


The Foreign Secretary said:

It is deeply disappointing that Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council from taking action in response to the appalling use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Security Council’s own investigation has found attacks were committed by the Syrian regime and Daesh on the Syrian people. Despite support from the majority of the Security Council, Russia, along with China, has chosen to prevent action.

Along with our international partners, the UK will continue to seek justice for the victims of these heinous chemical weapons attacks and work to deter the further use of chemical weapons in Syria and elsewhere.

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Published 28 February 2017