Web Desk(April 10, 2018): China warned US President Donald Trump against military action in Syria on Tuesday.
At a regular press briefing in Beijing , Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said his country was “opposed to the wanton use of force or threat of force”.Before a “comprehensive, impartial and objective investigation” had been conducted into the incident, no party should “prejudge the results and come to conclusions randomly,” he said.
“Military means will lead us nowhere.”
It may be recalled that a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, Trump pledged “major decisions” to come within the “next 24-48 hours” after what he called a “heinous attack on innocent” Syrians in the rebel-held town of Douma that killed at least 40 people.
The Syrian regime and its ally Russia have rejected claims of a chemical attack, with President Vladimir Putin warning against any “provocation and speculation on this matter”.
Trump — who last year launched a missile strike on a Syrian regime air base after another alleged chemical attack — warned Sunday that there would be a “big price to pay”.