Russia, China condemn air strikes on Syria | 2018-04-16 |

Russia, China condemn air strikes on Syria

    16 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Russia and China have condemned joint missile strikes by the US, UK and France on Syria, calling it an act of aggression.

Overnight, the US-led strikes against targets in Syria in retaliation for an apparent chemical weapons attack outside Damascus by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. US-led strike on Syria was “an act of aggression” against a sovereign state, Russian news agency Interfax quoted Russia President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. “Russia strongly condemns it,” Putin, who is also a major ally of Syria added.

China said that all concerned countries should look at resolving issues through negotiations rather than air strikes. China objects to the use of military force, the country’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement. “China urges all sides to resolve Syria issue via negotiations,” she added. Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah also came out strongly against the move.

“America’s war against Syria, and against the region’s peoples and resistance movement, will not achieve its aims,” said a Hezbollah statement published on its War Media Channel.