The expert on foreign policy and security Affairs Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (Alexander Graf Lambsdorff), a 50-year member of the FDP (Free democratic party — ed. transl.) he is Vice-President of the European Parliament.
In an interview with BILD he spoke about the current situation in Syria: “there are No signs of peace, there is chaos, violence and suffering. Responsibility for the chemical attack bears the Assad regime. Even Russia has distanced himself. That’s good. The West should affect Moscow only Putin can stop Assad. Russia itself experienced what it means to become a victim of inhuman attack.”
As a reaction of the West Lambsdorff requires: “the Criminals must be identified and must be brought before a Tribunal of war criminals. For us Europeans, this terrible accident should be a signal: how long are we going to remain without its own strategic forces, despite massive human rights violations?”
In addition, Lambsdorff explained that it is necessary to make negotiations more intense: “What would Genscher? He’d boarded the plane and talked to everyone, really everyone. The international community in any case has no right to give to prevent yourself to return all parties to the negotiating table. Otherwise the end of this war is unforeseeable.”
The reaction in Germany and in the West
— The government of US President Donald trump (Donald Trump) has tightened the tone against the ruler Bashar al-Assad (Baschar al-Assad). On Tuesday, the White house has made Assad guilty to assault and said that would end his reign.
It is in the “best interests” of the Syrian people if Assad will continue to rule, said the speaker of the White house Sean Spicer (Sean Spicer). Last week the US government announced that the resignation of Assad is not his priority.
“As the self-proclaimed guarantors discussed in Astana truce Russia and Iran bear great moral responsibility for those deaths,” said Secretary of state Rex Tillerson (Rex Tillerson). He urged both countries to use their influence on the Syrian leadership and “ensure that such a terrible attack never happens.”
EU high representative for foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini (Federica Mogherini) and French President Francois Hollande (François Hollande) has entrusted the Syrian dictator Assad responsible for chemical attack.
Hollande: “the Syrian regime will again deny that he is responsible for this carnage. As in 2013, Assad relies on the complicity of its allies, with impunity, to continue to act the same way.”
After the heavy chemical attack in Idlib and bombing hospitals, UN demands an explanation.
The Minister of foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel (Sigmar Gabriel), member of the SPD, said that it “should not remain without consequences if the Assad government is responsible for the attack. “Not a single war criminal has the right to feel safe”.
Experts on Syria in the Council on human rights, the UN has launched an investigation. One speaker stated: “As the use of chemical weapons and the deliberate attack on the medical institution mean war crimes and severe violations of human rights”.
Foreign Minister Ayrault (Ayrault) said that “an attack using chemical weapons is a further testimony to the barbarism that the Syrian people have been subjected for many years.”