UN Security Council

UNSC holds emergency meeting on US missile attack in Syria

IRNA – United Nations Security Council’s emergency meeting on US recent missile strike in Khan Shyknun region near Idlib in northern Syria kicked off in New York on Friday.

“The United Nations Security Council met at 1130 EDT (1530 GMT) on Friday to discuss U.S. cruise missile strikes on Syria, diplomats said,” Reuters reported in a Friday twitter message.

US missile attack on Syria has prompted many criticisms all over the world.

Secretary-General António Guterres in a Friday statement appealed to parties involved in the Syrian conflict for restraint to avoid adding to the suffering of Syria’s people.

President Hassan Rouhani reacting to US recent strike on Syria urged people of the world to reject US aggressive policies.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also twitted, ‘As the only recent victim of mass use of chemical weapons (by Saddam in the 80’s) Iran condemns use of all WMD by anyone against anyone.’

“US aids Saddam’s use of CW against Iran in 80’s; then resorts to military force over bogus CW allegations: 1st in 2003 and now in Syria, “he added.

‘Not even two decades after 9/11, US military fighting on same side as al-Qaida & ISIS in Yemen & Syria. Time to stop hype and cover-ups.”

US’ first aggression on Syrian Army’s positions under Donald Trump began on Friday morning (local time) by launching 59 missiles at Shayrat Airfield in Homs province.

According to foreign media reports, two US warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target – Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the US Defense Department said.

The missile attack was carried out without permission from UN Security Council and the US Congress.