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AU calls on world powers to respect Syria's territorial integrity

IANS  |  Addis Ababa 

The Commission (AUC) has called on world powers to undertake international efforts to solve the Syrian civil that respects the territorial integrity of

The statement by the AUC on Sunday said while he condemns the use of chemical weapons, primacy should be given to international efforts to find lasting political situation for Syrian civil solely based on the interests of Syrian people, reported.

"expects the Security Council members (UNSC), especially those that are permanent, to put aside their differences and spare no efforts in the pursuit of global peace and humanity's common good, in line with the responsibilities conferred upon them by the Charter," said the AU statement.

"AU is strongly committed to multilateralism, underlines that any response to such acts ought to be based on incontrovertible evidence gathered by a competent, independent and credible entity and comply strictly with international law, including the primacy of the UNSC for any recourse to force," further said the statement.

On Saturday morning, the US, and UK conducted airstrikes on targets following reports of alleged use in Douma, near the capital city on April 7.

The has strongly denied the allegation, calling for the (OPCW) to send a fact-finding mission for investigations. However, the three nations carried out the strike on the day the mission just arrived in

allies and have condemned the strikes calling it a flagrant aggression of international law.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 07:48 IST