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22 August 2013 - Syria / Chemical weapons

Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

On 22 August the French President spoke to Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. He expressed to him the shock felt in France over the massacres in Syria on the night of 20 to 21 August and over the probable use of chemical weapons.

He welcomed Mr Ban Ki-moon’s commitment to conducting a swift and impartial investigation, and reaffirmed his total support for the United Nations in completing this mission as quickly as possible.

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