France, Britain, U.S, Germany Demand U.N. Extend Mandate On Syria Chemical Probe

France, Britain, the U.S. and Germany called on the U.N. Security Council to renew the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons’ attacks in Syria, and urged for a strong signal to ensure those responsible were held accountable.

“We … urge the United Nations Security Council to maintain the investigative capacity of JIM,” said the statement from the countries’ four foreign ministers. “We also call on the OPCW Executive Council to take action in response to the JIM report to send an unequivocal signal that those responsible for the use of chemical weapons will be held accountable.”

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