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Russian Federation and Iran warn of 'consequences' as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation backs Syria bombing

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"I support the action taken by the United States, Britain and France", he said. The allies put the blame of the attack on Damascus, while the Syrian leadership denied any involvement in the use of chemical weapons.

The NATO Secretary General on Saturday backed the joint strikes by the USA, the United Kingdom, and France targeting the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capabilities.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the members of the organisation to show moderation in the prevailing "dangerous" climate and to respect global law.

"Allies expressed their full support for this action meant to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter further chemical weapon attacks against the people of Syria", Stoltenberg said.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the strikes had wholesale support.

Representatives of the U.K, France and the US will inform the council about the airstrikes in Syria, the source added.

"Chemical weapons can not be used with impunity or become normalized".

The White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the Assad regime for the alleged chemical attack, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others.

"Syria also serves as a base to carry out such action, namely on behalf of Iran, endangering its territory, its forces and its leadership", the official added.

On April 9, seven Iranian personnel were among 14 people killed in an early-morning strike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, with regime allies Iran and Russian Federation blaming Israel for the attack.