North Atlantic Treaty Organisation backs Syria strikes, United Nations appeals for restraint

(Strike on Syria)NATO backs US-led strike on Syria, calls it essential to protect int'l pact

NATO chief backs joint airstrikes in Syria

"NATO has consistently condemned Syria's continued use of chemical weapons as a clear breach of global norms and agreements", Stoltenberg said in a statement.

U.S., France and Britain are set to come together with and brief North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on the strikes on Syria in an emergency meeting on April 14, Reuters reported.

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the strikes were about making sure chemical weapons can not be used with impunity. This legally questionable action risks escalating further, as US Defence Secretary James Mattis has admitted, an already devastating conflict and therefore makes real accountability for war crimes and use of chemical weapons less, not more likely'.

The Secretary General stressed that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is considering the use of chemical weapons as a threat to worldwide peace and security, and it requires a collective and effective response from the global community. He noted that the three allies said it was "a very successful action" that significantly degraded the abilities of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to launch chemical attacks soon again. "This calls for a collective and effective response by the global community", the statement says.

"The EU will stand with our allies on the side of justice", he added. U.S., British and French warplanes targeted suspected chemical weapons research and storage facilities in Syria.

On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place.

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