Sweden, a non-permanent Security Council member, said it opposes military strikes on Syria, suggesting such action would violate international law
Sweden, a non-permanent Security Council member, said Wednesday it opposes military strikes on Syria, suggesting such action would violate international law.
Tensions have soared over the possible military escalation, with President Donald Trump warning Russia that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
“What the Syrian people want and need is peace and justice, not further military escalations or impunity,” Sweden’s UN Ambassador Olof Skoog told reporters.
“Let that also be a response to planned military interventions. Whatever happens now needs to be in line with international law.”
The Security Council failed on Tuesday to agree on setting up an investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria, with Russia and the United States failing to win support for their rival proposals.
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