German: Emphasizing on the point that no decision has been made so far for military intervention, Germany Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Markel said that Germany will not be joining any potential US-led military strike against Syria.
While talking to the media, Markel went on to say: “Germany will not participate in a potential — and I must emphasize that no decision has been made so far — military intervention.”
Merkel also stressed, however, that the use of chemical weapons was always “unacceptable”.
Activists, local rescuers, and rebels in Syria claim that Syrian government forces used chlorine gas on Saturday in an attack in Douma, a rebel-held area near capital Damascus.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has denied the accusation, calling rebels’ claims “premeditated pretexts”.
German media reported on Thursday that US and Russian security officials were holding urgent high-level talks to prevent a direct confrontation of the two countries in Syria.
Nevertheless, the situation remained “dangerous” due to its complex nature and the large number of actors involved.