NATO supports joint airstrikes in Syria
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday backed the joint airstrikes carried out by the U.S., U.K. and France in Syria, Albawaba News reports.
“I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities,” Stoltenberg said in a statement. “This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons.”
Recalling the consistent NATO 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 international norms and agreements. “The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and those responsible must be held accountable,” Stoltenberg said.