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Merkel: Germany will not participate in any strike against Syria but supports its allies

GERMANY (OBSERVATORY) –¬†German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would not join any military strike against the Syrian government in response to an alleged chemical attack on an area controlled by the opposition but backed Western efforts to assert that the use of chemical weapons was unacceptable.

“Germany will not take part in any military action,” Merkel said after meeting with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lok Rasmussen in Berlin.

“But we support everything that is done to confirm that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable.”