German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the country will not take part in any possible military action against Syria.
In a joint news conference with the Danish prime minister, Lars Lucha Rasmussen, Angela Merkel declared that German forces will not attack the Syrian Army or other government forces.”But we see, and support this, that everything is being done to send a signal that this use of chemical weapons is not acceptable,” she added.
The German Chancellor believes it is “obvious” that the Syrian government has not destroyed all its chemical reserves, as it agreed to do in 2013, stressing all the dimensions should be thoroughly investigated before any military actions against Damascus.
On Saturday night (the eve of the Duma liberation), as the Russian defense ministry predicted a few weeks ago, a city-based rebel group suddenly announced one of the neighborhoods of Duma had been subjected to chemical attack.
As expected, Western countries, including the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, were quick to blame the attack on the Syrian government before any investigation and to threaten to take military action against Damascus.
Rejecting Western claims, the Syrian government insists that the Duma incident is just an excuse to launch a military action against the Syrian government and another measure to support the terrorists.