Ten nations joined the United States in a joint statement
Friday condemning the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and said they
support international efforts to enforce the prohibition against their use.
"We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world's rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated. Those who perpetrated these crimes must be held accountable," Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey and the United States declared.
The nations said they "support efforts undertaken by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons," but the declaration did not specifically endorse a military response or commit them to aid or support a US-led strike.
European nations agreed they would continue to work toward a common agreement.
Most Popular Stories
- Koch Brothers Step up Anti-Obamacare Campaign
- FDIC Sues Big Banks Over Rate Manipulation
- Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Crimea Vote
- Vybz Kartel Convicted of Murder
- SoCalGas Reaches Record Spend on Diversity Suppliers
- U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls in Early March
- FDIC Accuses Big Banks of Fraud, Conspiracy
- Jittery Investors Dumping Russian Stocks
- Is Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in Andaman Sea?
- Ulta Shares Look Good on Strong Q4