The leaders of the Syrian Christians condemned the attacks on the United States and its allies on Syria

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in photovacation of Antioch and all the East John X during a meeting with an interfaith delegation of religious leaders from Russia to Damascus. 5 Feb 2018The leaders of the Syrian Christians condemned the attacks on the United States and its allies on Syria© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The leaders of middle Eastern Christians called the cruel aggression of a rocket attack USA, the UK and France on Syria, calling on religious leaders who participated in the bombing of countries to condemn the actions of politicians.

«We, the patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East; Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East; and Joseph AbsI, of the Greek-Melnitsky Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, condemn and expose the treacherous attack, which took place this morning against Syria, our dear Motherland, the USA, France and great Britain, under the pretext of use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government,» — said in a joint statement, the religious leaders, who leads the Synodal Department of the ROC on relations of the Church with society and the media.

«This brutal aggression is a clear violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, as we are talking about the unjustified attack against a sovereign country, member of the United Nations. The approval of the United States and other countries that the Syrian army used chemical weapons and that Syria is a country that possesses and uses such a weapon, unreasonable and not supported by clear and sufficient evidence. We regret to state that these bombings were committed by powerful countries, which Syria has not caused any damage,» say the patriarchs.

They also called on «all Churches in the countries involved in the strikes, to fulfil their Christian duties, according to the teachings of the gospel, to condemn this aggression and to call on their governments to protect international peace».

«This brutal aggression is destroying the chances for a peaceful political solution and leads to the escalation of violence and further complications. This encourages unjust aggression of a terrorist organization and gives them impetus to continue their barbaric acts. We call on the Security Council of the United Nations to play its role in ensuring the world instead of contribute to the escalation of wars,» say the Christian leaders of Syria.

Earlier, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill discussed the attacks with the Pope, and then in conversation with journalists noted that «Christians cannot remain aloof from what is happening in Syria», «we must do everything to stop the bloodshed.»

The US, Britain and France on 14 April launched rocket attacks on Syrian government facilities that, in their opinion, are used to produce chemical weapons. With 3.42 5.10 MSK MSK before they fired on Syria more than 100 rockets, most of which was shot down by Syrian air defense. Russian forces were not involved, but kept track of all the triggers. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the strikes an act of aggression against a sovereign state, despite the fact that no Russian military experts or local residents did not support a finding of a chemical attack became the pretext for attacks.

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