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Security Council holds emergency meeting on Syria airstrikes

Peace and Security In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria “spiraling out of control.” The meeting was held following overnight airstrikes in Syria launched by the United States, with support from France and the United Kingdom, which targeted installations connected to the country’s chemical weapons capabilities. In a televised address on Friday, US President Donald Trump announced the airstrikes, which were in response to last week’s suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. They were reportedly limited to three military locations, …read more