Canada 'fully supports' US strikes against Syria

Apr 7 2017, 1:00 pm

Canada “fully supports” the US strikes against Syria, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Friday morning.

“Canada fully supports the United States’ limited and focused action to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against innocent civilians, including many children,” said the Prime Minister.

“President Assad’s use of chemical weapons and the crimes the Syrian regime has committed against its own people cannot be ignored. These gruesome attacks cannot be permitted to continue with impunity.”

Trudeau called this week’s attack in southern Idlib “a war crime” and said it is “unacceptable.”

“Canada will continue to support diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria,” he said in the statement.

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister condemned the attack, and said that “the perpetrators of the horrific attack in Syria must be held accountable.”

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