14 Apr 2018 - 15:04
The Georgian Government has lauded coordinated US, UK and French air strikes in Syria as a response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week as "appropriate and needed”.
"The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable and those responsible must be held accountable”, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze said via Twitter.
Missile strikes by #US, #UK, #France on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of #Syria is an appropriate & needed response to #SyriaChemicalAttack against civilian population.Use of chemical weapons is unacceptable & those responsible must be held accountable— Mikheil Janelidze (@JanelidzeMkh) April 14, 2018
According to the Pentagon, strikes hit three targets: a scientific research facility in Damascus, as well as a chemical weapons storage facility and another chemical weapons equipment storage in Homs.
In a statement made by the Kremlin, the Russian president Vladimir Putin said Russia would call an immediate UN Security Council meeting to discuss the "aggressive actions” of the US and its allies.
According to the BBC, the wave of strikes is the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of the Syrian civil war.
I support the actions by the US, UK and France against the #Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. #NATO considers the use of chemical weapons unacceptable. Those responsible must be held accountable. https://t.co/HPQ4YpTT7Y— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) April 14, 2018
CNN reports that a meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) will be held Saturday afternoon, following the trilateral airstrikes launched in Syria.