Sweden, Norway urge probe of suspected Syria chemical weapons strike

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- UN Security Council member Sweden said Sunday it wanted an immediate investigation into a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma.
"Horrified by reports of chemical weapons attacks in Douma. An investigation must be launched immediately," Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said on twitter.

"Impunity is not an option. Sweden will demand action by appropriate international bodies, including the UN Security Council," she added.
Ine Eriksen Soreide, foreign minister of Norway, expressed "deep concern" over the reports of increased airstrikes in Douma as well as the suspected chemical attack.
"It is crucial that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) be given unimpeded access to investigate incidents where there is suspicion that chemical weapons have been deployed," Soreide's statement read.

Monday, April 9th 2018

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