‘A clear signal that barbaric actions have consequences’ – UK backs EU sanctions on Syrian regime – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has agreed to EU sanctions on sixteen members of the Syrian regime who are suspected of using chemical weapons on civilians.

Senior military officers and scientists were among those hit with the sanctions, which follow reports of chlorine bombs and sarin nerve gas being used by Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, on his own people. 

“The UK condemns the use of chemical weapons wherever and by whomever they are used and we will continue to work closely with our international partners to hold perpetrators to account,” said Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, on Sunday. 

‘A clear signal that barbaric actions have consequences’ – UK backs EU sanctions on Syrian regime – Telegraph.co.uk