Hollande Urges Europe to Unite in Response to Syria Chemical Attack
French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on Europe to meet to find a response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, which he said could not remain unanswered.
"When a chemical massacre takes place, when the world is informed of it, when the evidence is delivered, when the guilty parties are known, then there must be an answer."
He called for Europe to unite on the issue, but said he would wait for the Congress vote.
"We are taking all necessary measures to confront this threat,” Hollande said, as cited by the BBC.
EU foreign ministers are already scheduled to meet this weekend in Vilnius, Radio France Internationale reminds.
France is pushing, along with the United States, for military strikes against the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, in response to an alleged August 21 chemical weapons attack that Washington says killed more than 1,400 people.
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