China opposes military action in Syria and instead urges diplomacy to solve the political crisis, according to a foreign ministry response in the wake of US-led airstrikes.
US, UK and French jets launched airstrikes on Syria early Saturday after accusations that forces commanded by President Bashar Assad carried out a chemical attack in Douma last week. The Syrian government has denied using such weapons.
In an effort to diffuse the ongoing crisis, China’s Foreign Ministry has called for roundtable talks and an impartial investigation into the Douma incident. China, which last week warned against military intervention in Syria, also labelled Saturday’s airstrikes [READ MORE HERE]
Source: EU Times