North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supports airstrikes in Syria


North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supports airstrikes in Syria

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday backed the joint airstrikes carried out by the USA, United Kingdom and France in Syria.

Stoltenberg stated that this would decrease the capacitates of Bashar Assad's regime on the new chemical weapon attacks.

The western states' attack on Syria followed the reported chemical weapons attack on civilians in the city of Duma.

Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, stated that he supported the airstrikes in Syria conducted by the United States of America and its allies.

'Before the strikes took place last night, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies exhausted all other possible ways to address this issue through the UN Security Council by diplomatic and political means, ' he said.

"Last year (US) President Donald Trump said that the use of chemical weapons would violate a red line". So we strongly express support for the UN-led political process, there is no military solution to the conflict in Syria.

"The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and those responsible must be held accountable", he said in a statement.

Stoltenberg noted that the allied strikes on Syria were very targeted, measured, proportionate, and aimed at the chemical weapons facilities only.

Guterres' remarks came during a Security Council meeting on Friday, shortly before the strikes were launched in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7.



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