Syria chemical attack: China calls on UNSC to launch investigation

ANI | Updated: Apr 14, 2018 05:31 IST

Beijing China April 14 (ANI): China's representative in the United Nations called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take up the responsibility to build unity and consensus and do its utmost to prevent incidents like chemical attacks in Syria's Douma which claimed lives of more than 50 people.

As reported by China's state media Xinhua China's UN representative Ma Zhaoxu said that the current situation in Syria is perilous in a UN Security Council meeting called by Russia to discuss the on-going Syria war and the recent chemical attack in the region.

"We call on the parties concerned to remain calm, exercise restraint, refrain from any move that may lead to further escalation of the situation, solve the issue peacefully through consultation and dialogue," said Zhaoxu.

He further called upon the all the countries to remain calm over the recent incident of chemical attack and think about to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Zhaoxu further said that the pressing priority is to launch a comprehensive, objective and impartial investigation into reports of chemical weapons use in Syria so as to arrive at authoritative conclusions.

While reiterating that China is in favour of peaceful dispute settlements Zhaoxu said: "Unilaterally taking military action by circumventing the Security Council is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the UN Charter and runs counter to the norms of international law and those governing international relations."

He further said that China stands for peace and security in the Middle East and the world at large. (ANI)

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