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Syria bombings raise global concerns

By Wang Linyan in New York | China Daily | Updated: 2018-04-16 07:34

The US-led air attacks on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria have raised grave global concern, with protests calling for an end to the raids and politicians calling for a return to dialogue to avoid escalated tensions.

A resolution condemning the attacks by the US, British and French bombardments failed to pass in a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting on Saturday. The meeting was convened at Russia's urging 14 hours after the air raids began, targeting sites suspected of being related to Syria's chemical weapons capabilities and despite the arrival of a fact-finding mission in Damascus.

Russia, China and Bolivia voted for the draft; the United States, Britain, France and five others voted against; and four abstained.

Syria bombings raise global concerns

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