Chemical Attack in Syria - National Evaluation presented by Jean-Marc Ayrault following the Defense Council Meeting (26 April 2017)
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke following the restricted meeting of the Defense Council at the Elysée on April 26.
Syria - Report by the Joint Investigative Mechanism on Chemical Weapons Use – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault
On 24 August 2016, the Joint Investigative Mechanism on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria, set up by Security Council Resolution 2235, published a report which confirms that Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons against the Syrian people at least twice, in Talmenes in April 2014, and Sarmin in March 2015.
"France is concerned by information pointing to another chemical attack in the city of Aleppo on August 10 that allegedly killed four and left dozens injured. I strongly condemn all attacks on civilians, and all the more so when chemical weapons are used. "
Ms Marie-Gaëlle Robles, counsellor to the Permanent Representation of France to the Conference on Disarmament, intervened on chemical weapons abolition within the framework of an event organised by the Geneva Environment Network, on the 26th of July, 2016.