NATO convenes emergency meeting on Syria

17:45, 14 April 2018
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"The objective of the meeting is for France, United Kingdom and the United States to update the Council on the latest developments in Syria," reads a statement on NATO's website.

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After the meeting, there will be a press point by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

As UNIAN reported earlier, overnight April 14, the U.S., U.K. and France launched airstrikes on the Assad regime's chemical weapons facilities in Syria. Three sites were targeted, namely a scientific research center near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility, located west of Homs, as well as a chemical equipment storage facility and important command post near Homs.

U.S. President Donald Trump appealed to Iran and Russia, calling them "most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime."

He added that the strikes were a 'direct result' of Russia's failure to keep Syria's Assad from using chemical weapons.

NATO and the European Union have expressed support for overnight strikes against the Syrian regime by the U.S. and its allies.

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