BRUSSELS, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has
stressed that the UN inspectors who are in Syria must be able to examine the
evidence as quickly as possible and reach clear conclusions about the reports
of the chemical attack in Damascus on Wednesday.
"Of course the Security Council is extremely important in this. It is the
role of the Security Council to look and see how the international community
can and should respond but that does not excuse the rest of us from
considering very carefully what we need to do," she said in press statements
after a meeting with Foreign Minister of Estonia, Urmas Paet, in Tallinn
Her statements were released to the press by her office in Brussels
"The position that I have laid out for well over a year is that ultimately
we have to find a political process that is going to bring peace and security
to Syria and we have talked often about Geneva Two," she said.
"The continuation of the process that began in Geneva - the venue is
irrelevant, the process is what matters - and in my conversations with both
the United States and with Russia I have said that more than ever we need to
find a way to stop this violence for all time and we need to find a way that
is going to bring peace and security back to the people," said the EU foreign
"Of course, a lot of countries are considering very carefully the
implications of this attack but as yet I don't think there have been any
decisions made," stated Ashton.
" However, as I have said before the most important thing in the end is we
have to find a political solution to this and quickly," she added. (end)
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