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Statement regarding action in Syria

14.04.2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
Statement regarding action in Syria

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates its firm condemnation of the use of chemical weapons in any circumstance. There is no justification of committing such acts.

Estonia strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, most recently in Douma on April 7, 2018 and calls for those responsible to be brought to justice. 

We regret that the United Nations Security Council has so far not been able to agree on how to stop the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The action taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France on April 14, 2018 was a proper and proportionate response to the repeated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against the Syrian people. The international community should be determined to act in unity in order to stop the use of such weapons.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirms Estonia´s support for UN-led efforts to achieve a lasting political resolution to the Syrian conflict, consistent with UNSCR 2254 (2015) and the Geneva Communique (2012) and calls on all members of the UN Security Council to uphold their responsibilities in this regard.

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