UNSG urges all countries to act consistently with UN Charter and int'l law

UNSG urges all countries to act consistently with UN Charter and int'l law
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UNITED NATIONS:Missile strikes of the United States, France and British on Syria have drawn a conflicting response from allies and foes of the Syrian government .

European Council President Donald Tusk said the European Union stands by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also supported the US, French and British missile strikes, saying that military intervention was necessary and appropriate.

Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement welcomed the strikes as an appropriate response to the suspected chemical attack.

However, Russia severely condemned the attack and said it is calling for emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss the missile strikes.

In his reaction to the missile strikes, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to act consistently with the UN Charter and international law.

He called on all member states of the UN Security Council to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and avoid any acts that can escalate the situation and worsen suffering of Syrian people. APP/AFP

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