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EU backs "all efforts" to stop Syria using chemical weapons
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April 16, 2018

The European Union foreign ministers have backed "all efforts" to stop Syria using chemical weapons.

The 28 ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg also condemned the military offensive against rebels and called for an immediate ceasefire to allow humanitarian access.

In a statement, EU foreign ministers unequivocally blamed President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the Douma attack and gave implicit backing to Saturday's Western military action.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while criticizing the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria has urged a new groundwork for peace in the world.

Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul today (Monday), he said if one person dies from chemical weapons, 10 people die from conventional weapons.