Germany backs ‘necessary and appropriate’ strikes in Syria

Germany backs ‘necessary and appropriate’ strikes in Syria

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today the air strikes against the Syrian regime were “necessary and appropriate” after the suspected chemical weapons attacks that killed dozens in Douma.nn”We support the fact that our US, British and French allies … assumed their responsibilities. The military intervention was necessary and appropriate,” Merkel said in a statement.nn”Everything leads us to believe that (Assad) bears responsibility” for the Douma attack, Merkel said.nnThe chancellor on Thursday had ruled out Germany joining any military action against Syria.nnToday she said it appeared likely that the Syrian regime “had used chemical weapons against its own people on several occasions in the past”.nnMerkel added: “A century after the end of World War I… we must fight against the erosion of the (international) convention on chemical weapons”.nn”Germany will undertake, in a determined way, diplomatic efforts to support this,” Merkel said.nnSource: AFP

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