Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on chemical weapon attack in United Kingdom


March 14, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement in response to the chemical weapon attack in Salisbury, United Kingdom:

“Canada stands in solidarity with its close ally, the United Kingdom, and the British people. We offer our heartfelt support to the victims of the March 4th chemical attack in Salisbury.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the despicable use of a chemical agent on the sovereign territory of the United Kingdom—a point I recently conveyed to my British counterpart, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Russia’s likely involvement in this attack is a serious breach of the rules-based order.

“Canada offers its complete support to the United Kingdom and calls on all states to cooperate fully with British investigators.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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