NATO says Use Of Chemical Weapons A ‘Flagrant Violation’ Of International Law

In the North Atlantic Council the United States, France and United Kingdom briefed Allies on their joint military action on 14 April.

They briefed that a significant body of information indicated that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack against civilians in Douma on 7 April, and that their military action was limited to the Syrian regime’s facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons. The three Allies emphasized that there was no practicable alternative to the use of force.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that allies expressed their full support for this action intended to degrade the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons capability and deter further chemical weapon attacks against the people of Syria.

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