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Kaljulaid: Syrian regime's chemical attack not justifiable

President Kersti Kaljulaid.
President Kersti Kaljulaid. Source: (Reuters/Scanpix)

The West couldn’t be indifferent to the use of chemical weapons, as this was in gross opposition to everything it stood for, President Kersti Kaljulaid wrote in a statement on Friday to the USA's air strikes against a Syrian air force base.

The chemical attack had happened in contradiction with international treaties as well as decisions of the UN Security Council, the president wrote. The Syrian crisis needed a peaceful resolution, and international unity was needed against such violent actions, as the course followed so far had not been successful. “War criminals have to be held responsible,” Kaljulaid wrote.

The president called a meeting of the national security council for Monday to exchange information and discuss the development of events in Syria.

Kaljulaid also said that the “ugly crime” the Assad regime had committed against its people three days ago had no justification. “None at all. The international treaty signed by Syria in 2013, where it gave up the use of chemical weapons, was just hot air.”

She added that Estonia was exchanging information with the United States as well as other allies, and that she was following events in Syria very closely.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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