How the world reacts to the US strikes on the airbase in Syria

The US strike against Syria’s facilities is an aggression and impairs both the Russian-US relations and the common fight against terrorism. About it said Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov citing the opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“President Putin considers the US strikes against Syria an aggression against a sovereign country violating the norms of international law, and under a trumped-up pretext at that,” Peskov said. He noted that the Syrian army has no chemical weapons stockpiles. “The fact that all Syrian armed forces’ chemical weapons stockpiles were eliminated was registered and confirmed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a specialized UN unit,” he said.

“Putin believes that total disregard for the use of chemical weapons by terrorists only exacerbates the situation significantly. Putin also sees the strikes on Syria by the US as an attempt to divert the attention of the international community from numerous civilians casualties in Iraq”, noted spokesman.

“Washington’s move impairs the Russian-US relations, which are in a deplorable state, substantially. And, most importantly, Putin believes that this step does not bring us closer to the ultimate goal in the fight against international terrorism. On the contrary, it creates serious obstacles to efforts to forge an international coalition to fight against it and effectively counter this global evil. By the way, US President Donald Trump proclaimed this as one of the key objectives during his election campaign,” Peskov emphasized.

Full UK support

The representative of the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the government of the country fully supported the US strike on the airbase in Syria.

According to him, the US actions were “an appropriate response to barbaric chemical weapons attack” which, according to the British representative, was committed by the Syrian authorities.

“Reasonable and adequate response”

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu also said that he fully supported President Trump`s decision.

“In both words and deeds the US president sent a strong and clear message that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not to be tolerated”.

“Сourageous decision

Saudi Arabia fully supports US strikes on Syria, saying it was a “courageous decision” by US President.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s full support for the American military operations on military targets in Syria, which came as a response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians. We consider that this “courageous decision” by Trump is the response to the crimes of this regime in relation to Syrian people”.

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