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India asks all parties to exercise restraint in Syria

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As the US, the UK and launched air strikes in targeting facilities, today urged all parties concerned to show restraint and avoid any further escalation in the war-torn country.

The said has taken note of the air strikes in and was closely following the situation.

"We have taken note of the recent strikes in is closely following the situation. The alleged use of chemical weapons, if true, is deplorable. We call for an impartial and objective investigation by the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) to establish the facts," in the Raveesh Kumar said.

The air strikes by the US, UK and came in response to a on the town of in Syria last week which killed dozens.

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

He said India hoped that the long-drawn suffering of the people of Syria would come to an end soon.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 22:30 IST