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G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria

AP     17th April, 2018 02:33:15 printer

G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria


The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations has issued a joint statement endorsing the US-led air strikes in Syria.


The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the United States and European Union said in a joint statement early Tuesday that they condemn the April 7 chemical attack in eastern Ghouta in Syria.


The G-7 say they "fully support all efforts made by the United States, the United Kingdom and France to degrade the (Bashar) Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons and to deter any future use" with the strikes.


The say the airstrikes last Saturday by the three nations were "limited, proportionate and necessary" and followed "only after exhausting every possible diplomatic option to uphold the international norm against the use of chemical weapons."


The G-7 members say they "remain committed to a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria."