Morocco has condemned the deterioration of the situation in the Middle East, and the military escalation in Syria, following Friday overnight airstrikes in the country. The airstrikes were launched by the United States, with the support from France and the United Kingdom, and targeted installations connected to the country’s chemical weapons capabilities. US President Donald Trump announced the airstrikes Friday, saying they were in response to last week’s suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. Morocco, which has always respected international law, can only condemn the use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilian populations, the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said in a statement made public Saturday. The UN chief called on the 15 ambassadors to unite and exercise their collective role in maintaining international peace and security.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 14, 2018 23:26 UTC