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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supports airstrikes in Syria
15 April 2018, 05:35 | Rufus Hill
(Strike on Syria)NATO backs US-led strike on Syria, calls it essential to protect int'l pact
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg supports strikes on Syria, the US and its allies. He noted that the three allies said it was "a very successful action" that significantly degraded the abilities of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to launch chemical attacks soon again.
Defense officials briefed reporters Saturday on the airstrikes carried out by the United States, Great Britain and France against Syria Friday night.
Countries are obligated to act within the guidelines of the Charter of the United Nations and "international law in general", Antonio Guterres said in a statement on April 14.
"I urge all member states to act responsibly in these unsafe circumstances", Guterres said. So we strongly express support for the UN-led political process, there is no military solution to the conflict in Syria.
"NATO has consistently condemned Syria's continued use of chemical weapons as a clear breach of global norms and agreements", Stoltenberg said in a statement.
Representatives of the U.K, France and the USA will inform the council about the airstrikes in Syria, the source added. "Chemical weapons can not be used with impunity and can not be normalized", Stoltenberg said.
On April 9, seven Iranian personnel were among 14 people killed in an early-morning strike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, with regime allies Iran and Russian Federation blaming Israel for the attack.
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