North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies briefed on US-led Syria strikes


Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, stated that he supported the airstrikes in Syria conducted by the United States of America and its allies.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation added that it "strongly condemned the repeated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and called for those responsible to be held to account". The minister said strikes conducted by French air force in Syria not targeted at Syria's allies.

"I urge all member states to act responsibly in these risky circumstances", Guterres said.

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U.S., France and Britain are set to come together with and brief North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on the strikes on Syria in an emergency meeting on April 14, Reuters reported. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was not involved in the strikes.

Saudi Arabia on April 14 expressed its full support for US -led strikes on Syrian government military installations, saying they were a response to "regime crimes" against civilians.

Ahead of an impartial investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the United States, Britain and France joined the chorus, accusing the Bashar al-Assad government of using chemical weapons.

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

The strikes were a response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma, outside Damascus, on April 7 that rescuers and monitors say killed more than 40 people. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died.

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