UK urges ‘strong’ response to alleged Syria chemical attack

London (AFP) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday called for a “strong and robust international response” to an alleged poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus.

Speaking with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on the phone, Johnson “underlined the urgent need to investigate what had happened in Douma and to ensure a strong and robust international response,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.