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China stresses political solution, unity after proposal on chemical weapons in Syria

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-28 18:57

BEIJING -- A foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday stressed that any action by the UN Security Council must help form a political solution on the Syrian issue and reflect the unity of the Security Council.

Spokesperson Hua Chunying's remarks came after Britain and France drafted a UN security council resolution to sanction some Syrians and Syrian organizations for chemical weapons attacks.

"I want to stress that any action by the UN Security Council must be conducive to driving a political solution to the Syrian issue, and the unity of the Security Council," Hua said at a daily press briefing.

China opposes the use of chemical weapons by any person, for any purposes and in any circumstances, she said, adding that the position was clear and consistent.

Hua called on the international community to focus on constructively pushing forward political solutions on the Syrian issue.

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