Kamall: Syria strikes necessary to reinstate international rules
Russia’s United Nations veto made an effective diplomatic response to the Syrian chemical-weapons crisis impossible, London’s MEP Syed Kamall told the European Parliament today.
Speaking in a debate in Strasbourg as leader of the parliament’s third-biggest group the European Conservatives and Reformists, Dr Kamall said: “All of us would have wished a solution could have been achieved through the United Nations. But we all know Russia has vetoed no less than six attempts to address this issue at the UN.
“Does that mean we do nothing? No, it means we take action in a targeted way to reinstate international rules regarding the use of chemical weapons.
“Let us, as an international community, now make sure we pursue a diplomatic solution with even more vigour and determination having sent a signal that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable.”