Use of chemical weapons a deplorable act: Singapore

A Syrian Air Force fighter plane fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, some 37 km (23 miles) north of Aleppo in this August 9, 2012.

Singapore strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons and believes only a political solution will end the violence in Syria, said a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman.

"Singapore remains deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Syria, which has already claimed the lives of many innocent Syrians as well as affected the stability of the region," said the MFA spokesman last Friday, in response to media queries on the situation in Syria.

"The reported use of chemical weapons is a deplorable act that can never be justified under any circumstances," the spokesman added, calling on the Syrian government to urgently work with all parties, including the United Nations and the Arab League, to resolve the conflict peacefully.

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