Foreign minister: Assad must be punished

September 17th, 2013

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Denmark will push to keep up international pressure on Syria to hand over its chemical weapons after a UN report on Monday concluded that sarin gas was used in the August 21 attack that killed 1,400 civilians.

The foreign minister, Villy Søvndal, said once Syria’s chemical weapons are secured, the next step will be to work to bring President Bashar al-Assad before a war crimes tribunal.

“An act as violent as this against innocent people cannot remain unpunished,” Søvndal said. 

DR Nyheder

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