US, UK, France vow to act against new Syria chemical attacks

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UNITED NATIONS — The United States, Britain and France vowed on the fifth anniversary of a chemical weapons attack that they blame on the Syrian government to take action as they have in the past against any further attacks by President Bashar Assad’s regime.

A joint statement issued late Tuesday called the Aug. 21, 2012 sarin nerve gas attack that killed hundreds of people in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus “horrific.” The use of sarin led to a U.S.-Russian agreement to eliminate Assad’s chemical weapons, which averted U.S. military strikes against Syria. Continue Reading…