Dirco calls for peaceful resolution to Syrian conflict

Demonstrators carry signs during an anti-war protest after President Donald Trump launched airstrikes in Syria. Photo: AFP / Kena Betancur

PRETORIA - The South African government says it's opposed to air strikes on Syria.

At the weekend, the US, Britain and France launched missiles to destroy what they claimed were chemical weapons production sites.

They said the chemical weapons were being used on civilians by the Syrian government. 

READ: Syrian war will go on despite Western strikes: British FM

The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says it continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict.

Dirco says that the use of chemical weapons cannot be used as justification for airstrikes without the authorisation of the United Nations Security Council.

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