NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday backed allied attack on Syria as a way to stop its government from "using chemical weapons."
"I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons," he said in a statement.
He said NATO condemned the use of chemical weapons as a "clear breach of international norms and agreements" and demanded that those responsible be held accountable.
On Thursday, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that the US military does not have evidence that either chlorine or sarin were used in an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma, adding that the Pentagon's only proof that such an incident occurred has come from social media and media reports.