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Maliki denounces US missile strike against Syria

Iraqi VP accuses US of “using force” in dealing with Mideast authorities

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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