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Secretary-General's statement on Syria, 13 April 2018

Secretary-General's statement on Syria, 13 April 2018 Secretary-General's statement on Syria, 13 April 2018
Melinda Barton | 14 April, 2018, 23:17

Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement welcomed the strikes as an appropriate response to the suspected chemical attack.

In his reaction to the missile strikes, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to act consistently with the UN Charter and global law.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to break the current deadlock on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and prevent the situation spiralling out of control in the war-torn country, Financial Express reported.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against any further escalation after the U.S., U.K., and France jointly launched airstrikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons capabilities in Syria.

During the meeting, Russian Federation accused the West of having the sole aim in Syria of overthrowing the regime as it asked US, French and British leaders to refrain from military action.

"For eight long years the people of Syria have endured suffering upon suffering".

As President Donald Trump ponders retaliatory military action in Syria, his envoy to the United Nations on Friday laid out a forceful argument Friday for reining in the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. "But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree", Haley told the UN Security Council.

"If U.K., France, Germany & others stay silent as Syria assumes presidency of U.N.'s Conference on Disarmament-the body which produced the treaty against chemical weapons-this will make a mockery of everything they said this week", Neuer tweeted.

Guterres also said it was unfortunate that there was no agreement on a mechanism for accountability for the use of chemical weapons.

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