Qatar backs attacks against Syrian targets
April 15 2018 12:02 AM
US Air Force Central Command photo of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer in Doha
US Air Force Central Command photo of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer in Doha

Doha/QNA

Qatar has expressed its support for the US, British and French military operations against specific military targets used by the Syrian regime in launching attacks on innocent civilians.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the continued use by the Syrian regime of chemical weapons against the civilians, and its disregard for the humanitarian and legal consequences of such crimes, requires immediate action by the international community to protect the Syrian people and to strip the regime of internationally prohibited weapons.

Holding the Syrian regime fully responsible for the use of chemical weapons against the civilians in Douma, the statement called on the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities to stop the crimes of the regime and its use of internationally prohibited weapons, and to bring the perpetrators of those crimes to international justice.

The statement reiterated the support of Qatar for all international efforts aimed at reaching a political solution based on the 2012 Geneva Statement and the relevant Security Council resolutions, meeting the legitimate aspirations of the brotherly Syrian people .

A report from Riyadh adds: The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) on Saturday expressed its support for the joint missile strike carried out by the United States, Britain and France against Syrian military installations in response to the use of chemical weapons in Douma in Syria's Eastern Ghouta.

In a statement , the Council stressed the need to stop the war crimes committed in Syria, calling on the United Nations to push the political process to end the Syrian crisis.

Earlier Saturday, the United States, Britain and France carried out a coordinated military strike against specific targets in Syria in the wake of the chemical attack carried out by the Syrian regime in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma. The chemical attack killed dozens and injured hundreds of Syrian civilians.

Last updated: April 15 2018 12:16 AM


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