Justin Trudeau calls US-led airstrikes in Syria 'necessary' response to chemical weapons

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Associated Press

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his support for a US-led allied missile attack on Syria, calling it a "necessary" response to the use of chemical weapons.

Mr Trudeau said in a press conference that it was “unfortunate” military action was needed to degrade the use of chemical weapons.
Source: Associated Press

During a news conference in Lima today, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas, Trudeau said it was "required to take direct military actions to degrade the use of chemical weapons by the murderous (Syrian President Bashar) Assad regime."

Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack: a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7.

The US says it suspects that sarin gas also was used.

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