The UN Security Council met in an emergency session on Friday following the US missile strikes in Syria, with France and Britain voicing support for Washington’s military response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.
France and Britain called for a renewed push for political negotiations to end the six-year war in Syria.
“The United Kingdom fully supports the United States’ action overnight, which was an appropriate response to such a heinous crime, a war crime,” British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said as he headed into the meeting.
Describing the US strikes as “appropriate,” French Ambassador Francois Delattre expressed hope the US action would be a “game changer and help boost the political negotiations.”
The council meeting was called by Bolivia, which branded the US strikes a violation of international law.
Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Lorenti said the United States had behaved like “investigator, attorney, judge and executioner” in Syria.