Israeli Prime Minister calls for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated the need to eliminate all chemical agents in Syria and supported the U.S. missile strike at the Shayrat airbase. He urged the international community to do the same, reported dpa on Sunday, April 9.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community to eliminate all chemical poisoning substances in Syria, reported dpa news on Sunday, April 9.

He reminded listeners that an international obligation established in 2013 provides for the removal of all chemical weapons in Syria. “But as we have already seen, this has not happened yet,” he stressed.
"We call the international community to complete its work, which can be an opportunity for joint U.S. and Russian actions in this particular field," Netanyahu said.

He also supported the U.S. missile strike at the airbase of the Syrian government troops. In his opinion, the U.S. acted out of moral considerations and made it clear that “the use of chemical weapons has its price,” the prime minister said.

On the night of April 7, the United States released 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airbase, which is located in Homs province in western Syria. Washington believes that Syrian government troops there committed an attack using prohibited weapons.

  Israel, Syria, Chemical weapons, US missile strikes