North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief backs joint airstrikes in Syria

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief backs joint airstrikes in Syria

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief backs joint airstrikes in Syria

All NATO member states expressed their support for the strikes of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States against Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday. The alliance's chief said that the strikes "degraded the capabilities of Syria to conduct new attacks".

It was defeated at the end of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council called by Russian Federation.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday called on Russian Federation to "exercise responsibility" in the Syrian conflict.

"I urge all member states to show restraint in these unsafe circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people".

Recalling the consistent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation condemnation of Syria's continued use of chemical weapons, the alliance chief said the alleged use of such weapons had been a clear breach of worldwide norms and agreements. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was not involved in the strikes.

The U.S. -led strikes on Syria are justified because of the "murderous actions" of the Damascus government, an Israeli official told the Associated Press.

The strikes were about making sure that chemical weapons can not be used with impunity, he added.

On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place.

Last week, a gas attack in Syria had killed at least 60 people and injured several others.

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