Syria allies bear ‘particular responsibility’ for alleged chemical attack: France

Paris (AFP) – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday that allies of the Syrian regime bore “particular responsibility” for a recent suspected chemical attack that has sparked international outrage.

“The use of these weapons is not neutral, it says things about the regime and our reaction to the use of these weapons will say things about who we are,” Philippe told parliament.

“The allies of the regime bear a particular responsibility in this massacre,” he said of alleged use of toxic gas against the rebel-held enclave of Douma on Saturday, which first responders said killed more than 40 people.