Wednesday 1 March 2017 / 10:13 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

I strongly urge those who blocked this  UN Security Resolution to reconsider – Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the veto by Russia and China of a UN Security Council Resolution sanctioning the Syrian government for using chemical weapons, said:

“Under any circumstances, chemical weapons are barbaric, and their use must never be tolerated. This is a core principle of international humanitarian law, which the Syrian government itself accepted when it joined the Chemical Weapons Convention.

“There should be no impunity for those found responsible for using chemical weapons, and I strongly urge those who blocked this resolution to reconsider.”