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Syria has reached 'point of no return' over chemical attacks: France

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warned today that had reached a "point of no return" by using and vowed to confront the "intolerable threat" of such attacks to global security.

French told a meeting that world powers must respond to the threat of repeated use of as a weapon in Syria's war.

By "deciding once again to sue chemical weapons" in the rebel-held town of Douma, "the regime has reached a point of no-return," Delattre said.

"will shoulder its responsibility to end an intolerable threat to our collective security," he said. "We must cease the escalation in "

The is consulting with Britain and about a joint military response to the attack in that medics and rescuers said killed at least 40 people Saturday.

US said no decision had been taken on military action and stressed the importance of carefully assessing the implications.

and have denied that a took place and said video footage and photographs were staged by Bashar al-Assad's opponents.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 00:45 IST