U.S. Strike Necessary, Appropriate Response, Says Minister

April 5, 2017

AMMAN -- Jordan, Friday, reiterated its rejection and condemnation of the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including a recent chemical attack against civilians in Khan Shikhon town in Syria's Idlib Province, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani said.
In a statement, Momani termed the attack as inhumane and heinous act, which triggered wide international reactions, the last of which was the U.S. missile strike against a Syrian military base, which was used to launch the chemical attack.
Jordan, the minister said, considers the strike as a necessary and appropriate response to the non-stop targeting of innocent civilians with WMDs and committing crimes against humanity.
Momani, who is also the government spokesperson, renewed the Kingdom's support to all international efforts geared toward preventing future recurrence of using chemical weapons, after Syria was announced free of in the past. The minister urged the international community to exert all efforts to stop violence against civilians and innocent people.
Momani said the recent developments once again reiterate the pressing need for the international community to stand united to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and support efforts to ensure success of Geneva talks. Success on these tracks would put an end to inhumane acts against Syrian people, the minister noted.
Petra News Agency
April 7, 2017