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Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convenes as Stoltenberg voices support for Syria strikes

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convenes as Stoltenberg voices support for Syria strikes

On Friday night, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., United Kingdom and France jointly launched strikes targeting the Assad regime's chemical weapons capabilities after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens outside of Damascus.

Activists and rebels in Syria claim that Syrian Government forces used chlorine gas on April 7 in their attack against Douma, a town near Damascus held by rebels. The strikes were directed at three sites in the country that were linked to a chemical weapons program.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attack was a "crime" and declared Theresa May, Donald trump and Emmanuel Macron "criminals".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation believes that the US-led military action in Syria will not threaten the political settlement in the Middle Eastern country, Stoltenberg said.

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

In separate calls, the Prime Minister spoke to the USA and French presidents to discuss the offensive.

Jeremy Corbyn said the military action against Syria was "legally questionable" and makes real accountability for war crimes less likely.

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the Prime Minister for not seeking parliamentary approval, adding that "bombs won't save lives or bring about peace".

"The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and those responsible must be held accountable", Stoltenberg said.

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