China says US-led attacks against Syria are illegal and against international law

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BEIJING, China – Any unilateral military actions in circumvention of the UN Security Council contradict the UN Charter and principles, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Saturday in the wake of the missile strike by the US and its allies against Syria, according to TASS.

“China has always spoken against the use of military force in international relations and spoken for the respect of the sovereignty of all the states, their independence and territorial integrity,” the spokeswoman said.

“Any unilateral military actions in circumvention of the UN Security Council contradict the basic goals and principles of the UN Charter,” says the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s statement posted on its website.

“China is calling on all the parties concerned to return to the framework of international law and resolve the problem through dialogue and consultations,” the statement reads.

“China believes that political settlement is the sole way out of the Syrian crisis, Hua Chunying said.

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