ruled Indonesia through a statement submitted by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi expressed his concern over developments in Syria, where the United States (US) supported by Britain and France has attacked several areas in Damascus and Homs on Saturday (14/4) early morning local time.
Earlier last week, Indonesia had expressed strong condemnation over the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any party in the conflict in the country.
“Indonesia appeals to all parties to refrain and prevent escalation of the deterioration of the situation in Syria,” the statement of Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Saturday (14/4) afternoon.
Indonesia, the Minister added, urged all parties to respect the value and international law, in particular the United Nations (UN) charter on international security and peace.
Indonesia also asks all parties to maintain the security and safety of civil society, especially women and children should always be a priority.
“Indonesia again emphasizes the importance of completing the conflict in Syria comprehensively through negotiation and peaceful means,” said the Minister.
Target Chemical Weapon Facility
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, in a statement said there were three main targets in this air strike. The three targets included a scientific research center in Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs and a chemical weapons storage facility and an important command post not far from the second target in Homs.
So far the attack, according to senior Syrian officials, left three civilians injured in Homs due to the missile strike.
“The missiles targeting the military position in Homs were successfully thwarted and diverted from their tracks, and injured three civilians,” the Syrian news agency SANA said in a report, as reported by Reuters this morning.