Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson say Syrians were suffering the consequences of a decision taken by Britain and the U.S. in 2013.
Johnson said the decision of not to act following a gas attack in Syria despite having threatened that the use of chemical weapons was a “red line.”
He made the comment during an EU-hosted international conference on Syria which had been overshadowed by an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province that left at least 72 people dead.
In August 2012, former U.S. president Barack Obama warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that the use of chemical or biological weapons in Syria was a red line that should not be crossed.
In August 2013, a chemical weapons attack was carried out in the Ghouta area outside of Damascus killing more than 1,400 people.
The Syrian regime was accused of the attack.