April 7, 2017

With US Attacks, Possibility of Further De-Escalation Gone

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A combination image released by the U.S. Department of Defense which they say shows the impact crater associated with April 4, 2017 Chemical Weapons Allegation released after U.S. cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.
A combination image released by the U.S. Department of Defense which they say shows the impact crater associated with April 4, 2017 Chemical Weapons Allegation released after U.S. cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.

Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security Jüri Luik finds that after the air strikes against Syria’s Shayat air force base, the new U.S. administration’s position is clear, and that it is clearly against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“The attack was a natural and understandable decision of the USA,” Luik commented, pointing out that Assad’s use of chemical weapons and thus weapons of mass destruction had been a clear violation of international law. “In that sense, what the USA did was entirely adequate,” Luik said in an interview with ERR’s Vikerraadio on Friday.
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