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Syria/chemical weapons

Published on September 11, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, September 11, 2013

On 11 September 2013 the French President convened a restricted meeting of the Defence Council, devoted to the consequences of the large-scale use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.

The Council examined the diplomatic situation following the Russian and Syrian statements.

The President emphasized France’s determination to explore all avenues at the United Nations Security Council, in order to enable actual and verifiable control of the chemical weapons present in Syria as soon as possible.

France will remain in permanent contact with its partners, mobilized to punish the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and deter it from doing it again./.

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