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Merkel backs air strikes on Syria as 'necessary and appropriate'

Merkel this week had said Germany would not take part in any military action against Syria

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Angela Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the German parliament (File Photo: Reuters)

German Chancellor on Saturday backed air strikes by the United States, and Britain as a “necessary and appropriate” action to warn Syria against further use of chemical weapons.
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“We support the fact that our American, British and French allies have taken responsibility in this way as permanent members of the U.N. Security Council,” Merkel said. Merkel this week had said Germany would not take part in any military action against Syria.

First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 01:00 IST
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