Saudi Arabia declares full support for Western strikes on Syria

SAUDI ARABIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áSaudi Arabia on Saturday voiced its full support for the strikes carried out by the United States, Britain and France against military targets in Syria, which the Syrian regime is responsible for.

“Saudi Arabia fully supports the military operations carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and the French Republic on military targets in Syria,” an official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement published by the official SPA news agency.

“The military operations were a response to the Syrian regime’s continued use of internationally banned chemical weapons against innocent civilians, including children and women, in continuation of its heinous crimes committed against the Syrian people for years,” he said.

Riyadh blamed the Syrian regime for Syria’s exposure to these military operations, in light of the failure of the international community to take strict measures against it.

The United States, in cooperation with Britain and France, launched strikes against Syrian military installations on the back of reports of an alleged chemical attack that the Syrian regime accused of carrying out on April 7 in Duma, which was controlled by opposition fighters near Damascus.

The Syrian army announced that one hundred and ten rockets were fired by what he described as “triple aggression” towards Syrian targets in Damascus and beyond.