Foreign Secretary Condemns Chemical Attack in Syria

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has condemned a chemical attack which has taken place in Syria. The attack is thought to have killed 58 people in Idlib, located in north-west Syria. It has not yet been confirmed who was responsible for the attack, which has also injured over 300 people.

Johnson said in a statement:

“I am horrified by the reports of an attack near Idlib in Syria. The reports we are receiving strongly suggest the use of chemical weapons. And although we cannot yet be certain about what has happened, this bears all the hallmarks of an attack by the regime which has repeatedly used chemical weapons.

The UK condemns the use of chemical weapons wherever and by whomever they are used and we will continue to lead international efforts to hold perpetrators to account. We continue to support the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and will work closely with them as they seek to investigate this latest incident. If this is shown to be the work of the regime, it is further evidence of the atrocities perpetrated against the Syrian people over six years of appalling conflict”.