March 13, 2018 / 6:01 PM / 9 months ago

France's Macron condemns nerve agent attack in Britain

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the media after the signing of a new law on educational orientation choices for the success of students at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday condemned a nerve agent attack in Britain that poisoned two Russian nationals, including a former spy.

“The president condemned an unacceptable attack and recalled France’s commitment in the fight against impunity for the use of chemical weapons,” the French president’s office said in a statement.

It said Macron had spoken to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to express his solidarity. The statement made no mention of May’s comments that it was “highly likely” Russia was behind the attack.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey and Marine Pennetier; Writing by John Irish; Editing by Bate Felix

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