Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action - Maas

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  • Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will make an autonomous decision on whether to participate in any military response to a future Syrian chemical weapons attack in line with international law and the German constitution, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.

Maas told German news agency dpa in an interview posted on the ministry's website that diplomatic means were the top priority to prevent the use of chemical weapons, and any German action would be discussed with German lawmakers.

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