EU Says It Hasn't Reached Judgment on Syria Chemical Attack
The European Union has not reached a judgment yet on who was behind the chemical weapons attack in Syria, Michael Mann, spokesperson of the bloc’s foreign policy chief, said Tuesday.
“We are taking due note of all the information that is coming in,” Mann said, as cited by the Wall Street Journal.
Asked why the EU wasn’t backing up the conclusion reached by the UK, French and US authorities that the Syrian government appeared to be responsible for the chemical weapons attack, Mann said: “We don’t have any intelligence to the contrary but we’d prefer to wait to see the results of the UN weapons inspectors’ report.”
Mann said the EU continues to push for a “diplomatic solution” to the Syrian crisis with the UN Security Council and the international community acting jointly.
He said the EU is expecting US Secretary of State John Kerry to join an EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Lithuania later this week. Mann added that Kerry has not yet confirmed his attendance.
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