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UN Chief appeals to avoid escalating Syrian crises

ANI  |  New York [United States] 

Antonio has called on the international community to avoid actions which could escalate the crisis in and "deepen the suffering of its people."

"The has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. I call on the members of the to unite and exercise that responsibility. I urge all Member States to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people," said in a statement issued by his

"There's an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the and with international law in general. The UN Charter is very clear on these issues," he added.

His remarks came hours after the United States, and Britain launched military strikes targeting sites associated with the country's

Donald Trump, in an address, announced that he ordered precision strikes in in retaliation for Syrian Bashar al-Assad's on Syria's rebel-held town of in Eastern Ghouta on April 7.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:00 IST