Trudeau Supports Combined Missile Strikes Against Syria

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated full support for U.S., Britain and France in their combined military action against Syria in a statement released late Friday.

President Donald Trump notified the world of the missile strikes against key Syrian targets believed to be responsible for the production of chemical weapons.

“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons in last week’s attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria,” the statement read.

“Canada supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to take action to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people. We will continue to work with our international partners to further investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Those responsible must be brought to justice.”‎

Although the Syrian government continues to deny its use of chemical weapons and Russia has even pointed the finger at Britain as the culprit responsible, Canada’s foreign affairs minister says it believes the blame falls squarely on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“When it comes to this use of chemical weapons, it is clear to Canada that chemical weapons were used and that they were used by the Assad regime,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.

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