North Atlantic Council on Actions Taken Against Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

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Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison at North Atlantic Council Meeting
Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison at North Atlantic Council Meeting

North Atlantic Council on Actions Taken Against Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

In a rare Saturday session on April 14, 2018, the North Atlantic Council issued a statement of support for the joint military action conducted by France, the United Kingdom, and the United States in Syria. Allies expressed their "full support for this action intended to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter further chemical weapon attacks against the people of Syria."

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said, "The statement, agreed upon by all 29 Allies, serves as a strong indicator of NATO’s unity and resolve that the use of chemical weapons is an immediate threat to international peace and security. The use of these illegal weapons undermines the international rules-based order and will not be tolerated."

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also issued a statement on the actions against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. The Secretary General said, "I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons."

Go to the U.S. Mission to NATO website and follow @USNATO on Twitter for more information and updates.

For more information:

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Syria

Statement by Secretary James N. Mattis on Syria

United States Assessment of the Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Use

United States, Allies Strike Syrian Regime's Chemical Weapons Capabilities