March 23, 2018 / 2:26 PM / 2 years ago

France's Macron says Salisbury attack a threat to all our security

France's President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said EU nations would respond to an attack using a military-grade nerve agent against a former Russian spy in England, which he called a threat to European sovereignty.

“We consider this attack as a serious challenge to our security and European sovereignty so it calls for a coordinated and determined response from the European Union and its member states,” Macron said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.

He said several states, including Germany and France, would take swift measures in response.

Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel @AdeCar; Editing by Alison Williams

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