U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S. Navy

Western strikes on Syria were aimed at preventing human suffering by reducing the government’s chemical weapons capabilities, UK Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alistair Burt said on Tuesday at the Brussels Conference Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.

“The recent airstrikes carried by the United Kingdom, the US and France were carefully targeted. Their purpose was to prevent further human suffering by degrading the Syrian regime chemical weapons capabilities and to restore the international law that these weapons must not and should not be used,” Burt said.

The official pointed out that London would continue to cooperate with the international community in order to hold those responsible for the chemical attacks to account.

The minister also expressed his disappointment with the fact that the UN proposal for an independent investigation into the Duma incident had been vetoed.

On April 10, the UN Security Council failed to adopt either of the two Russian-drafted resolutions or the one drafted by the United States — all three called for an investigation into the reported chemical attack — because the diplomats from both sides had used their veto powers to block each others’ proposals.

The United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out strikes on Syria on April 14 following reports of a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, which they believed was carried out by the Syrian government. Damascus has refuted the accusations, saying that the chemical attack was staged, and condemned the Western strikes.

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Source: Sputnik

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rabbi drewzif
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The logic behind Burt’s statement concerning why the US/allies bombed supposed Syrian chemical facilities defies all sense of reasoning, despite the fact that all such sites were dismantled in 2013 (?)under UN supervision.
If there had in fact been any chemical/toxic substances at these sites, then vast areas would have been contaminated endangering all inhabitants in the immediate areas as a result of the bombardment.
To those of us who think Burt’s statement only reveals what an absolute F*****T he is !

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It’s propaganda.
Neither Burt nor PM May nor any of the British care a d**n for either Syrians or the truth.
May is one of the worst UK prime ministers ever: venal, mendacious and cowardly.

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They say Assad is animal but to me the whole western civilization looks animal brained and animal ruled.

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Russia is part of Western civilization.

hestroy
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Partially.

You can call me AL
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I am so thoroughly disgusted, ashamed and embarrassed by the behaviour of my UK government, I just want to apologise for them and ensure you all that we, the people despise them and their actions totally.

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Likewise AL , likewise !

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Just as the false chemical premise for the Iraq war of 2003 has been fully exposed, so will the false premise for the attack this month on Syrian government assets. “hold those responsible for the chemical attacks to account.” These words will come back to haunt the UK when it is accepted that the faux civil defence pantomime White Helmets who are controlled by an ex MI6 spook and funded by the UK government were responsible for yet another rather amateur charade. I used to think that it was just the Arab element of the White Helmets who were incompetent… Read more »

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Or maybe those you call buffoons are actually willingly fail the job ordered by the Tories who are the real buffoons for decades.
Nevertheless, the last honest guy having entered UK’s parliament was Guy Fawkes…

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There we agree 🙂

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If UK wants to defend the Syrian people, they’d help far better by stopping backing militias in the country.
They’d better take care of their Brexit as there are grim economical indicators for them…

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And we agree again , although I do favour a hard Brexit under World Trade Rules.

The EU exports more value of goods to the UK that Britain exports to the EU, so my favoured negotiation position from Day One would have been ‘ If the EU prefers an alternative to WTO trade rules , please show me your offer.

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Thank God for Brexit. The US submarine has left. And look how the Brexitiers have achieved it by abusing facebook data.

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As they come out to state or sing the same story we all become aware who are the players on the payroll of the globalists and imperialists. Citizens of these countries should get them out of their offices. Pronto!

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These people think that they can make a brainwashing to the whole humanity. They must be in a psychiatric hospital for the rest of their psicopática life.

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Hey Alistair, the sites bombed were inspected by the OPCW last December and found to be vacant and clean. Quit your lying and go back to the closet to play with little boys.

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There is a wise saying. When your thumb gets jammed in a door you feel the real pain. Today Britain has really not suffered the pain that Syria is suffering. The death & destruction caused because of Jihadi Islam trying to take over Syria. Very soon a similar fate will come to Al Britainy for all the sins it has committed for centuries. That day isn’t too far. The writing is on the WALL LOUD & CLEAR. One day it will explode in their face & they will see what it will do. By then May and the likes of… Read more »

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yea like they fire bombed Dresden in WWII to protect the Germans from Hitler…..

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“ Their purpose was to prevent further human suffering by degrading the Syrian regime chemical weapons capabilities and to restore the international law that these weapons must not and should not be used,” this is now changing the narrative from punishment for a quite clearly false flag chem attack to a preventative action. The warmongers are running out of dictated media coverage and are changing the narrative, where was the concern for human suffering when they shipped $millions worth of arms to their proxies in Syria? Where is their humanity in Yemen? Libiya, Iraq, Yugoslavia?