CHINA URGES CALM BEFORE UN PROBE
There should be no rush to force the UN Security Council into action against Syria until a probe by UN experts into suspected chemical weapons use is complete, said China’s foreign minister.
In remarks reported by Xinhua on Friday, Wang told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a phone call that unilateral action will not help matters and that China fully supported an independent and objective inspection free from outside pressure.
“Before the investigation finds out what really happened, all parties should avoid prejudging the results and certainly ought not to forcefully push for the Security Council to take action,” Wang said.
Military force would not help resolve the Syrian issue and only worsen turmoil in the Middle East, Wang said.