Cuba strongly condemns aggression against Syria

TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (MNA) – The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strongest condemnation of the new attack perpetrated by the United States and some of its allies on the night of April 13 against military and civilian facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic, using as a pretext the alleged use by the Syrian Government of chemical weapons against civilians.

This unilateral action, outside the Security Council of the United Nations, constitutes a flagrant violation of the principles of International Law and the Charter of that organization and constitutes an outrage against a sovereign State, which exacerbates the conflict in the country and in the region.

The United States has attacked Syria without having demonstrated the use of chemical weapons by the government of that country and despite the fact that the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has reported that it will deploy shortly a team from the Fact-Finding Mission to immediately inspect the town of Duma, as requested by Syria and Russia.

Cuba, original signatory and State party to the Convention on Chemical Weapons, firmly rejects the use of these weapons and others of mass extermination, by any actor and in any circumstance.

The Revolutionary Government expresses its solidarity with the Syrian people and government for the loss of life and material damage, as a result of this atrocious attack.

Havana April 13, 2018


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