London, Apr 12 (AFP) The British government today agreed on the “need to take action” over a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said.

“Cabinet agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime,” Downing Street said after May met her top team.

Ministers “agreed the prime minister should continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an international response,” May’s office added. (AFP) CPS 04130042

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