Polish president voices support for allied strikes on Syria
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Poland’s president on Saturday expressed his country’s support over punitive air strikes on Syria by combined US, UK and French forces.
Andrzej DudaPhoto: prezydent.pl
Andrzej Duda said the overnight strikes “were needed” and added that “decent nations cannot allow innocent people to be killed with chemical weapons.”
"We are a member of the coalition, a member of the North Atlantic Alliance, and, of course, we back and support the actions of our allies,” Duda said.
He added that Poland had been kept informed and consulted ahead of the strikes.
“It was no surprise to me that this intervention took place,” he told reporters.
Poland’s foreign ministry said earlier in the day that the international community could not remain passive in the face of repeated chemical weapons attacks against civilians in Syria.
The United States, Britain and France launched military strikes against targets at three sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to reports.
The air strikes followed a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime on civilians in the town of Douma near the country's capital Damascus last week.