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EU backs "all efforts" to stop Syria using chemical weapons
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.