Maliki denounces US missile strike against Syria

Maliki denounces US missile strike against Syria
Deputy President of the Republic Nuri al-Maliki

Baghdad (BasNews) The US missile attack on a military base of Syrian regime suggests that Washington “uses force” to deal with the leaders in the Middle East, said Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki.

On his Facebook account, former Iraqi premier published a media statement on Saturday, decrying US’ missile attack against the Shayrat airfield.

Earlier Muwafaq al- Rubai’i, a lawmaker from Maliki’s Shi’ite State of Law Coalition, described the US assault as “a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.”

Also Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari questioned the possibility of using chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Early Friday morning, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles targeted a military airfield in the western province of Homs.

US President Donald Trump who ordered the strike said it was a response to Syrian regime’s chemical attack on civilians in Khan Sheikhun on Tuesday.

The chemical attack took the lives of at least 100 people, a massacre which renewed serious debates on the international level, on whether to launch a direct military campaign to topple Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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