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Syria/chemical weapons/Australia

Published on September 3, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, August 25, 2013

The French President spoke on Sunday 25 August to Mr Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, about the situation in Syria.

The President said that there is now a body of evidence indicating that the attack of 21 August was chemical and that everything points to the Syrian regime as being responsible for that unspeakable act.

He called on the United Nations inspectors to be able to have immediate and totally unrestricted access to the sites in question.

The Head of State emphasized the excellent cooperation with Australia, which will take up the presidency of the United Nations Security Council in September 2013, and France’s determination not to let the act go unpunished./.

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