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EU warns of fresh economic sanctions on Syria, UN Security Council meets following airstrikes on Russia’s request

The European Union on Saturday warned of fresh economic sanctions, should Syria continue to use chemical weapons.

It further called on all countries, “notably Russia and Iran, to use their influence to prevent any further use of chemical weapons, notably by the Syrian regime.”

The EU last imposed sanctions on Syria in July 2017 and March 2018.

The statement came shortly after US, UK and French forces struck Syria with over 100 missiles.

In response to the airstrikes the UN Security Council met on Saturday afternoon at Russia’s request.

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