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Syria missile strike: India calls for restraint

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday, while describing an in as "deplorable", called for restraint after the US, Britain and launched coordinated missile attacks on the West Asian nation.

"We have taken note of the recent strikes in is closely following the situation. The alleged use of chemical weapons, if true, is deplorable," said in response to queries.

He said that wants "an impartial and objective investigationa by the Organisation for Prevention of (OPCW) to establish the facts.

"In the meantime, we urge all parties to show restraint and to avoid any further escalation in the situation," the said.

"The matter should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations, and on the basis of the principles of the UN Charter and in accordance with international law. We hope that the long drawn suffering of the people of would come to an end soon."

The US, Britain and launched coordinated strikes against Syria's research, storage and military targets to "punish" the Bashar al-Assad regime for an in Douma that killed over 70 people.

The military action was denounced by and its ally as a "failure" and "an act of aggression".

Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if were used again.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 20:16 IST