Merkel voices support for US-led strike on Syria

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Speaking at a joint news conference with the Danish prime minister in Berlin, Merkel said Germany is closely following recent moves by the US and France after last weekend's suspected chemical attack by the Syrian regime in Douma, Eastern Ghouta.

Merkel voiced regret over Russia's veto of a US -drafted resolution at the Security Council on Tuesday, which envisaged setting up a new expert body to determine culpability for the suspected chemical attack in Douma.

"A perfectly executed strike last night".

Seibert said there was "serious evidence" that pointed to use of such weapons in violation of global law, and said Germany remained in close touch with the United States and other allies over how to respond.

"Could not have had a better result".

On Friday night, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., the United Kingdom and France jointly launched strikes targeting the al-Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons capabilities.

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Later, the President of the United States Donald trump has threatened Russian Federation with a missile strike in response to the use of chemical weapons.

The military operation was necessary and appropriate step, says the Chancellor.

"We support the fact that our US, British and French allies ... assumed their responsibilities".

In the recent past, Merkel had reiterated that Germany would not participate should Washington decide to take military action against Syria for Damascus' alleged use of chemical weapons.

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