Britain agrees with U.S. that chemical weapons been used in Syria

LONDON Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:55am EDT

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague is seen making a statement to the House of Commons in this still image taken from video, in central London June 10, 2013.REUTERS/UK Parliament via Reuters TV

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague is seen making a statement to the House of Commons in this still image taken from video, in central London June 10, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Friday he agreed with an assessment by the United States that chemical weapons including sarin had been used in Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

"The United Kingdom has presented evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria to the UN investigation, and we have been working with our allies to get more and better information about the situation on the ground," Hague said in a statement.

"We condemn the deplorable failure of the Assad regime to cooperate with the investigative mission."

(Reporting by Maria Golovnina; editing by Stephen Addison)

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Comments (7)
limping wrote:
You call that news? Britain will always agree with the U.S.
That’s the “special relationship”.

Jun 14, 2013 6:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SuddenGenesis wrote:
The Syrian forces used sarin
With hopes it’s the rebels their scarin’
But Britain steps in
Exposing their sin
“You’re making your country turn barren.”

Jun 14, 2013 7:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boreal wrote:
Hey, Britain!

Do you want to buy a bridge?
I got one for you on sale, real cheap.
Which bridge?
The Brooklyn of course.

Jun 14, 2013 7:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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