Following the attacks on Syria by the USA, France and Great Britain, Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts, Presidents of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, comment:
"Single-handed action by the USA, France and Great Britain will not end the civil war in Syria and is dangerous. It could bring down the shaky international legal order. The US president risks causing a wildfire and military escalation among the nuclear powers with his ill-considered statements. The European Union must develop a political strategy. The accounts of those responsible for the use of toxic gases must be frozen and further non-military coercive measures must not be taboo.
"The use of weapons of mass destruction is unacceptable. The international community must finally wake up, end the Syrian tragedy and outlaw the use of chemical weapons. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ inspectors need a comprehensive international mandate to assess and investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria."