Executive Intelligence Review


China Calls for Credible, Fact-Based Investigation of What Happened in Douma

April 9, 2018 (EIRNS)—Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang stated twice at today’s press briefing, that

“China maintains that a comprehensive, objective and impartial investigation shall be carried out to reach a fact-based conclusion that can stand the test of time, and perpetrators must be brought to justice,”

when asked for China’s position on alleged chemical attacks in Syria and air attack on a Syrian military base early Monday morning.

China “oppose[s] the use of chemical weapons under whatever circumstances and for whatever purposes by any country, organization or individual,” Geng emphasized. But, it wishes to see the UN Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

“continue to act as the main channels for addressing the use of chemical weapons in Syria.... We keep stressing that the international community shall work together to peacefully resolve the Syrian conflict through political and diplomatic means. We hope that on the basis of ceasefire and cessation of violence, all relevant parties in Syria could endeavor to properly resolve the Syrian issue along the track of political settlement.”