The UK, Turkey and Israel have expressed their full support of the latest US military actions in Syria.
A number of countries, including the UK, Turkey and Israel, have expressed their full support to the US military strike on an airfield in the Syrian province of Homs.
On Friday, a spokesman for the UK government said that his country fully backs the US action and believes that the strike had become “an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime.”
“The UK Government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called the US missile strike “a fitting response to such unthinkable brutality” and “an example to the entire free world.” The statement was made on Twitter.
“The clear action by US and @POTUS are a fitting response to such unthinkable brutality, & an example to the entire free world,” Rivlin wrote.
The clear action by US and @POTUS are a fitting response to such unthinkable brutality, & an example to the entire free world.
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) April 7, 2017
Earlier on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also expressed his support to the US strike and said that his whole country holds the same opinion.
As the CNN Turk TV-channel reported, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, the US missile strike on the military airfield in Syria was a good and “positive” thing.
“Assad regime should be punished,” the Hurriyet newspaper quoted Kurtulmus’ words.
Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault noted that the US strike in Syria was a “warning” to and “condemnation” of the Bashar al-Assad’s “criminal regime.”
“It is a signal that has been given…it is a warning,” Ayrault said.
On the night of Friday, two warships of the US Navy launched dozens of cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea at the airbase, controlled by the Syrian government forces, in response to the alleged poison gas attack in Idlib province. According to the Pentagon, in total, 59 missiles were fired. The US missiles targeted the Shayrat airbase, from which, according to the US government, the chemical attacks were carried out in Idlib.
At the same time, the Syrian government stated that its forces have never used and do not intend to use chemical weapons against civilians and terrorists. The country’s stocks of chemical weapons were successfully exported from Syria, and, in 2016, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced the complete elimination of the Syria’s chemical weapons.