World leaders expressed shock and outrage over the alleged chemical attack in North-Western Syria, which killed many civilians. the UK Representative suggested that the incident amounted to a war crime.
The activists said that the Syrian regime is responsible for killing at least 70 people. The incident led to the fact that the United Nations had replaced the scheduled session of the Security Council on Wednesday morning emergency meeting. The military of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied using chemical weapons and accused rebels in the massacre. Russia, a strong ally of Syria, said that it had no military aircraft nearby. But world leaders have condemned an airstrike, which is one of the deadliest chemical attacks in Syria for many years.
"Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and can not be ignored civilized world", - said the President of the United States Donald trump, adding that he believes that these attacks were the result of weakness and indecision of the previous administration. "President Obama said in 2012 that he establish a" red line "against use of chemical weapons and then did nothing".
The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson, speaking at a press conference with his German counterpart, criticized the Syrian government. The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault, who called the meeting, called the attack "a despicable act". The United States, Britain and France circulated a resolution in the Security Council regarding the attack.
The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu wrote a series of tweets, one of which he said, "there is No excuse for deliberate attacks on civilians and children, especially with the use of cruel and prohibited chemical weapons."
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson urged Russia and Iran to "exercise their influence on the Syrian regime" and said the two Nations "bear a great moral responsibility for those deaths". Since the civil war began in 2011, according to the United Nations, last year killed about 400 thousand Syrians.
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