Swedish UN envoy concerned over US attack on Syria

Swedish UN envoy concerned over US attack on Syria

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations Olof Skoog expressed concern over US missile attack on Syrian airfield comparing it with the American and UK governments excuses and lies about weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq.

Talking to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, Skoog said,' I worked with the Former Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Hans Blix in 2003. Of course I'm worried”.

Former Head of the UN inspection team, Blix, in 2003 inspected Iraq for WMDs before the US-led invasion of the country and announced that the inspectors have found no evidence of WMDs in Iraqi facilities.

According to Western media, the US launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night on a Syrian airfield in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun near Idleb.

According to NBC, two US warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target - Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the US Defense Department said.

The recent attack is considered as the first US direct invasion on Syria during Trump tenure.

The missile attack was carried out without the permission from UNSC and the US Congress.

Syria strongly denies role in Idleb chemical attack.

Syrian military forces are fighting against Daesh terrorists in the east of Homs province and the Takfiri group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in north of the country.


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