Strikes in Syria: The US, UK and France launched coordinated strikes in Syria, hitting targets associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. The U.S., Britain and France carried out airstrikes early Saturday against three sites in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack last week by President Bashar Assad’s regime.
“We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” President Trump said in televised remarks from the White House.
Instead, analysts predict the US will become even more involved in the Syrian Civil War, at least temporarily, raising tensions even further with President Bashar al-Assad’s allies, Iran and Russia.
NATO Press Release, last updated: 14 April 2018, 04:06 :
Statement by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, on the actions against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities.
I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons.
NATO has consistently condemned Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons as a clear breach of international norms and agreements. The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and those responsible must be held accountable.
NATO considers the use of chemical weapons as a threat to international peace and security, and believes that it is essential to protect the Chemical Weapons Convention. This calls for a collective and effective response by the international community.
14th of April 2018, Source: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_153661.htm
NATO Press Release, last updated: 14 April 2018, 11:33 :
North Atlantic Council to be briefed on actions taken in Syria
The North Atlantic Council will meet at Ambassadorial level this afternoon at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The objective of the meeting is for France, United Kingdom and the United States to update the Council on the latest developments in Syria. After the meeting, there will be a press point by the NATO Secretary General at the NATO Main Entrance – estimated time : + 17:45.
Note: The event will be available live on satellite and on the NATO Website. Photos, video and audio files from NATO will be available after the event on the NATO website and via NATO TV Channel.
Language feeds on the website: The press point will be available in English and French during the live web streaming, and in original sound, French and English after the event.
14th of April 2018, Source: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_153662.htm