European Union 'understands' joint strikes on Syria

British Forces Conduct Targeted Strike Against Syria Says Theresa May

British Forces Conduct Targeted Strike Against Syria Says Theresa May

European Union foreign ministers said on Monday that after the USA and its allies launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime over the weekend, reviving the political peace process to solve the conflict is still a top priority.

The 28 ministers condemned the military offensive, backed by Russian Federation, that the Syrian government is waging against rebels and called for an immediate ceasefire to allow humanitarian access.

The ministers discussed the Syrian situation at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.

U.S., French and British missiles destroyed suspected chemical weapons development and storage sites in Syria on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma which killed at least 40 people.

They said they understand the joint airstrikes were conducted to prevent the Syrian government from using more chemical weapons and killing its own people.

"But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons".

Johnson said: "It is very important to stress this was not an attempt to change the tide of the war in Syria or to have a regime change or to get rid of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad".

Ministers discussed ways to apply pressure to get Russian Federation to drag the Assad government to meaningful negotiations on the future of his country.

German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, stressed that "this conflict can not be solved without Russian Federation, " adding that he wants a "constructive contribution" from the country.