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Churches condemn gas missile in Syria

By NewsDesk, with Agency report,

Syrian Catholic and Orthodox Church in the country have condemned Saturday’s air strikes that had scores of lives claimed in Syria.

Through a statement issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic Damascus, on Sunday,  the faith leaders, who questioned the legality behind the move, raised concerned that such  brutal aggression was a clear violation of the international laws and the UN Charter.

They said that the action was an unjustified assault on a sovereign country that was a member of the United Nations.

“It causes us great pain that this assault comes from powerful countries to which Syria did not cause any harm in any way,” the church leaders added.

“The allegations of the USA and other countries that the Syrian army is using chemical weapons and that Syria is a country that owns and uses this kind of weapon, is a claim that is unjustified and unsupported by sufficient and clear evidence.

“This brutal aggression destroys the chances for a peaceful political solution and leads to escalation and more complications.

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