BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held “primary responsibility”, after a suspected gas attack killed at least 58 people.
“Today the news is awful. This is a dramatic reminder that the situation on the ground still continues to be dramatic in many parts of Syria,” Mogherini told reporters.
“Obviously there is a primary responsibility from the regime because it has the primary responsibility of protecting its people.”
Reporting by Robin Emmott; Writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alison Williams
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