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Saudi Arabia says fully supports U.S. military strikes in Syria
April 7, 2017 / 5:34 AM / 4 months ago

Saudi Arabia says fully supports U.S. military strikes in Syria

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday it "fully supports" U.S. strikes on military targets in Syria, saying it was a "courageous decision" by President Donald Trump in response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians.

"A responsible source at the foreign ministry expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's full support for the American military operations on military targets in Syria, which came as a response to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians...," a statement carried by state news agency SPA said.

The statement praised what it described as "the courageous decision" by Trump and said it holds the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responsible for the military strikes.

Reporting by Mohammed El Sherif and Sami Aboudi; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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