Germany rules out joining strike on Syria

9d37428d11b7d210a1b2adea6e3a7aef_LGermany has ruled out taking part in any possible military action against Syria over alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Arab country.

Condemning chemical weapons use, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Friday said “We have not considered it and we are not considering a military strike.”
Elsewhere in his remarks Seibert said, “I don’t want to speculate here on what the correct clear international answer to this crime should or can be,” added “The U.N. Security Council has to consider this.”
On the same day, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle also stated that such military action had “neither been asked nor is it being considered by us.”
Westerwelle’s also said, “We are pushing for the United Nations Security Council to find a common position and for the work of UN inspectors to be finished as quickly as possible.”
On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the developments in Syria during a telephone conversation.
The Kremlin said in a statement after the conversation “In particular, it is important that the Security Council examines a report by UN inspectors about possible facts of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.”

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