Press release

Minister for the Middle East statement on Syria sanctions

UK and EU partners secure new sanctions against those involved with chemical weapons use in Syria.

placeholder

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said;

“New EU sanctions against those involved with chemical weapons use in Syria represent a significant step in holding those who have used chemical weapons to account. We are sending a clear message that chemical weapons are completely unacceptable. Along with our international partners, the UK will continue to seek justice for the victims of these heinous attacks and to deter the further use of chemical weapons in Syria and elsewhere.”

Note to editors:

For further details, the EU press release can be read here.

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Published 20 March 2017