The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that a chemical weapon was fired in Syria and warned that such a move would be "universally condemned".
We’re aware of today’s press reports alleging that a chemical weapon was fired in the north of Syria and are looking into them.
The use of chemical weapons would be abhorrent and universally condemned.
– FCO spokesperson
The UK is clear that the use or proliferation of chemical weapons would demand a serious response from the international community and force us to revisit our approach so far.