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Saudi Press Agency

Jordan: U.S. strike against Syria is necessary, appropriate response

Saudi Press Agency

Friday 1438/7/10 - 2017/04/07

Amman, Rajab 10, 1438, Apr 7, 2017, SPA -- Jordan reiterated its rejection and condemnation of a recent chemical attack against civilians in Khan Shikhon town in Syria's Idlib Province, Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani said.

In a statement issued today, Momani termed the attack as inhumane and heinous act, which triggered wide international reactions, the last of which was the U.S. missile strike against a Syrian military base, which was used to launch the chemical attack.

"Jordan considers the strike as a necessary and appropriate response to the non-stop targeting of innocent civilians with WMDs and committing crimes against humanity," the Jordanian minister said.

Momani, who is also the Jordanian government's spokesperson, renewed Jordan's support to all international efforts geared toward preventing future recurrence of using chemical weapons, after Syria was announced free of in the past. The minister urged the international community to exert all efforts to stop violence against civilians and innocent people.

Momani said the recent developments once again reiterate the pressing need for the international community to stand united to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and support efforts to ensure success of Geneva talks. Success on these tracks would put an end to inhumane acts against Syrian people, the minister noted.

16:10 LOCAL TIME 13:10 GMT

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