Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Russia's stance left allies with no option on Syria airstrikes - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief

Russia's stance left allies with no option on Syria airstrikes - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief

The minister said strikes conducted by French air force in Syria not targeted at Syria's allies.

Jens Stoltenberg said that the strikes would reduce Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime ability to further attack the local population with chemical weapons, Efe news reported. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the strikes were about making sure chemical weapons can not be used with impunity.

They come a week after a suspected deadly gas attack on the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma that left dozens dead.

'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. The Syrian government and Russian Federation called this information untrue, while the United States and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

"This calls for a collective and effective response by the worldwide community", the statement says.

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'Since this was blocked by Russian Federation there was no other alternative than to react the way they reacted at this time'.

"I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities and capabilities", Stoltenberg said in a statement.

It demanded that military action stop "immediately and without delay".

At the same time, Stoltenberg expressed his conviction that those responsible for chemical attacks must be held to account.

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