North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convenes as Stoltenberg voices support for Syria strikes

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 4, 2018.

"I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. This will reduce the regime's ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons", he said, adding that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation considered the use of chemical weapons as a threat to global peace and security.

Recalling the consistent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation condemnation of Syria's continued use of chemical weapons, the alliance chief said the alleged use of such weapons had been a clear breach of global norms and agreements.

"NATO considers the use of chemical weapons as a threat to global peace and security, and believes that it is essential to protect the Chemical Weapons Convention".

President of the European Council Donald Tusk also supported the joint strikes.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has expressed support for the US -led strike against Syria, calling it essential to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Ahead of an impartial investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the United States, Britain and France joined the chorus, accusing the Bashar al-Assad government of using chemical weapons.

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