UAE fully supports US airstrikes on Syria

The UAE has joined Saudi Arabia and the UK in backing airstrikes on military targets in Syria.

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ABU DHABI // The UAE has expressed its full support for the US strikes against the Syrian airbase in retaliation for the Assad government’s chemical attacks on civilians.

“The attack on the civilians is a continuation of the heinous crimes committed by the regime against the Syrian people,” it said. “It is a blatant violation of international and humanitarian conventions.”

Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, held the Syrian regime accountable for situation in Syria.

Dr Gargash praised the “courageous and wise” decision of US president Donald Trump, saying it highlighted and strengthened the position of the US after the failure of the UN Security Council to play its role in protecting international peace and security.

He said it reflected Mr Trump’s determination to decisively respond to the crimes of the Assad regime.

* Wam