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G7 supports U.S. missile strike on Syria

The response to the chemical attack was and necessary as all possible diplomatic options were exhausted
12:21, 17 April 2018

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The countries of G7 expressed the support of the missile strikes on Syria launched by the UK, France and the US as it is claimed in the statement published by the office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“We, the G7 Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the use of chemical weapons in the April 7 attack in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. We fully support all efforts made by the United States, the United Kingdom and France to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to use chemical weapons and to deter any future use', the message said.

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The message calls the response to the chemical attack limited, proportionate and necessary as 'all possible diplomatic options were exhausted'.

On April 13, the U.S. troops landed a missile strike on chemical infrastructure in Syria; the UK and France joined in. The strikes killed at least six people and dealt damage to a number of weaponry research objects. 

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On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. 

In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

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