UN: Security Council cites emergency meeting for Syria

UN: Security Council cites emergency meeting for Syria


The meeting was requested by several countries, including France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Donald Trump blamed Putin and Iran for the chemical attack.

The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Poland and other countries called this Sunday (08.04.2018) urgently for the afternoon of Monday, April 9, to the UN Security Council to analyze what happened in Syria with the alleged chemical attack that Bashar al-Assad’s forces would have perpetrated against civilians in the city of Duma, where it is feared that up to 150 people died.

Meanwhile, Russia also called for a meeting of the Security Council to address the “international threats to peace and security,” although the specific issue of the Russian call is unknown.The Syrian-American Medical Association (Sams) reported that hundreds of people came to different medical centers in Duma with symptoms of having been exposed to a nerve gas and the Syrian Army was held responsible for it.

This Sunday, the European Union said that the evidence it has suggests that the Syrian regime launched the attack and called on the countries that support the Al Assad regime, “Russia and Iran, to use their influence to prevent more attacks and ensure a cessation of hostilities, “said a spokesman from Brussels, Syria and Russia deny any connection with the attack, Iran accused that there was a conspiracy against Syria and Russia even maintained that the attack seeks to justify an invasion of Syrian territory.

Trump accuses Putin and Iran

A little earlier, US President Donald Trump had directly accused Vladimir Putin and Iran of being joint stewards of the attack launched on Saturday “for the support they give to Assad’s animal.” Without going into details, Trump secured through Twitter that those who are after the action against civilians “will pay a high price”, called to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and lamented “another humanitarian catastrophe without reason.

Little by little there are voices in the United States that call to react more harshly. “Clearly, there must be an answer, it must be an international response,” said Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His Republican colleague Lindsey Graham agreed, and also advised Trump to maintain his presence in Syria, arguing that the departure of the United States would help groups such as the Islamic State (IS) and Hezbollah.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Paul Ryan, agreed that Al Assad must pay for the alleged attack. “The chemical attack in Syria is a horror that responsible nations can not tolerate, and the United States must continue to lead an international effort to hold the Al Assad regime and Russia responsible for their actions,” he added.

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