Russian Federation and Iran warn of 'consequences' as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation backs Syria bombing

The Latest Assad says Western threats based on ‘lies

The Latest Assad says Western threats based on ‘lies

He said all 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members backed the airstrikes as a effect of the country conducting a suspected chemical attack against its civilians last weekend. Syria has denied responsibility, but the U.S., France and Britain have said there is no doubt the Assad government was responsible.

Both Iran and Russian Federation, who back Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, blasted the attacks, which Downing Street said "had been a success". Trump condemned the attack calling it the work of a "monster".

All NATO member states expressed their support for the strikes of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States against Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday.

The United Nations Security Council also will meet at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on April 14 at Russia's request after U.S., British and French forces conducted air strikes on Syria involving more than 100 missiles.

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After a debriefing of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ambassadors by the three allies on Saturday, Mr Stoltenberg said that "before the attack took place last night, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies exhausted all other possible ways to address this issue to the UNSC by diplomatic and political means".

"Allies expressed their full support for this action meant to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter further chemical weapon attacks against the people of Syria", Stoltenberg said.

Jeremy Corbyn said the military action against Syria was "legally questionable" and makes real accountability for war crimes less likely.

"Chemical weapons can not be used with impunity or become normalized".

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