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Belarus says US attack on Syria not in compliance with int’l rules

Tehran, The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized the US attack on Syria, noting that it has not been in compliance with the international rules and regulations.

Belarus resolutely condemns the strikes launched on Syria on 14 April 2018, a statement of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said quoted by Belarus official news agency, BelTA.

The situation in Syria is actually turning into an interstate armed conflict, which risks leading to further uncontrolled escalation that might go beyond the region, the statement said.

Belarus calls upon all the parties involved to immediately stop the use of military force against other states and seek ways of settling conflicts through peaceful means at the negotiating table.

The use of prohibited weapons of mass destruction should not be left without consequences. However, the response should be based on unequivocal and verified facts and made in strict compliance with international law. None of these criteria were observed by those who attacked Syria today, the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons should be provided with the possibility to urgently check the information on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and report the results of the investigation to the UN Security Council, the statement added.

We believe that all members of the UN Security Council need to make every effort to fulfill the task assigned to them by the international community to restore and maintain international peace and security, the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The US together with its allies, the UK and France targeted the Syrian capital city of Damascus early Saturday.

The US attack on a military base in Homs, western Syria injured 3 civilians, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) earlier reported.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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