2 September 2013
China expressed its concerns about the U.S. possible unilateral air strike against Damascus over its attack on civilians with chemical weapons
The Syrian regime's staunch supporter, China, expressed its concerns about the possible unilateral air strike of US against Damascus over its attack on civilians with chemical weapons.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson disclosed that Washington has submitted their evidence to Beijing regarding use of chemical weapons but did not comment on those evidences.
Hong Ley reiterated China's opposition to chemical weapons, voiced their support for UN inspector that visited the Middle Eastern country regarding the allegations of chemical attack. He expressed "serious concern" on possible strikes on Syrian regime, called for respect for the UN rules. "We should refrain from actions that can complicate the situation in Syria and catastrophe in the Middle East. Political solution in Syria is the only pragmatic exit," he said.
Washington is planing to attack the Syrian regime over its use of chemical weapons on civilians, which US President Barack Obama had declared as a red line.
The attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21 killed over 1,000 people. UN experts visited the affected area last week to gather samples and interview people. Inspectors left Syria last Saturday and are expected to present their report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.