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Foreign Ministry on the situation in Syria, condemns the use of chemical weapons

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) reiterates the firm condemnation of the use of chemical weapons in any circumstances, under any circumstances, the commission of such acts having no justification, the ministry informed on Saturday in a press release.

The worrying reports of a chemical weapons attack on 7 April 2018 against the population of Douma in Syria must be investigated urgently, in an independent and impartial manner. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advocates for the prosecution of persons guilty of committing such an act to be held accountable.

The action taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France on 14 April, is a firm response to the atrocities that have resulted in numerous casualties among the civilian population in Douma, facing the devastating consequences of a war that needs to be concluded as soon as possible. Romania is in solidarity with its allies and strategic partners.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirms the need to resolve the conflict in Syria, which has caused suffering to the Syrian population. It also considers it essential that all parties involved in the Syrian case continue to actively support the UN’s efforts to end this crisis, based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, in particular Resolution 2254/2015 and the Geneva Communiqué (2012), the release concludes.

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