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US Acting State Secretary Sullivan discusses Syria with UK Foreign Secretary Johnson

April 23, 4:58 UTC+3 WASHINGTON

John Sullivan and Boris Johnson agreed to continue working to end the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons

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WASHINGTON, April 23. /TASS/. US Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held a bilateral meeting in Canada’s Toronto on Sunday within the frames of the G7 summit discussing a number of international key issues, including Syria, Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

"Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on April 22, on the margins of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Toronto, Canada, where they discussed issues of bilateral, regional, and global concern, including Syria, Iran, and the DPRK," Nauert said in a statement.

"Acting Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Johnson agreed to continue working to end the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons," the US Department of State spokesperson added.

Some non-governmental organizations, including White Helmets, claim that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on April 7. According to the statement posted on the organization’s website on April 8, chlorine bombs were dropped on the city to kill dozens and poison other local civilians who had to be brought to hospital.

The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed that as fake news. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that White Helmets were an unreliable source, notorious for disseminating falsehoods. The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Sides on April 9 examined Douma to find no traces of chemical weapons.

On April 14, the United States, Great Britain and France delivered a massive missile strike against Syria’s military and civil infrastructure facilities, claiming that their actions were in response to an alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma by the Syrian government troops.

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