World UN chief urges restraint after strikes on Syria

08:20  14 april  2018
08:20  14 april  2018 Source:   AFP

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UNITED NATIONS : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged restraint and the search for a political solution in Syria a day after the United States struck an air base in the country in retaliation for a chemical attack.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged restraint and the search for a political solution in Syria a day after the United States struck an air base in the country in retaliation for a chemical attack.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. © Richard Drew/ AP Photo United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for restraint and for countries to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation in Syria after the United States, France and Britain carried out strikes.

Guterres delayed a planned trip to Saudi Arabia to deal with the aftermath of the military action.

"I urge all member states to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people," Guterres said in a statement.

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UNITED NATIONS , United States, April 7, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 07th Apr, 2017 )- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged restraint and the search for a political solution in Syria a day after the United States struck an air base in the country in retaliation for a

United nations , Apr 7 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today urged restraint and the search for a political solution in Syria a day after the United States struck an air base in the country in retaliation for a chemical attack.

The military operation was ordered in retaliation for what the West says was repeated use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces against civilians.

"Any use of chemical weapons is abhorrent. The suffering it causes is horrendous," Guterres said.

The UN chief said it was important to act in line with the UN charter and international law.

He urged the UN Security Council to agree on establishing an inquiry that would identify the perpetrators of chemical attacks.

Russia this week vetoed a US proposal to set up such a panel following an alleged chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma that killed more than 40 people, according to medics and rescuers.


Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria .
A European air traffic control agency alerted airlines Tuesday to monitor the situation in the eastern Mediterranean amid possible military action by Western countries against the Syrian government in the next 72 hours. Eurocontrol, a key pan-European international aviation organization, said airlines should be prepared for any possible disruption of radio navigation equipment in the event of possible air strikes against Syria, Reuters reported.

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