Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said in a statement today that he welcomes the agreement between the United States and Russia on the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria.
“The agreement gives us hope that chemical weapons will be put under control and concrete steps will be taken towards ending the civil war in Syria,” he said in a statement released today.
The minister echoed statements made by other world leaders that the conflict in Syria has no military solution. The minister’s statement says that information points to the Syrian government being responsible for the attacks and that urgent agreement is needed within the international community.
“The result of the UN inspection team proves that the developments of recent weeks and months call for urgent agreement by the Member States of the Security Council on response and actions,” the statement reads.
The UN’s report, released yesterday, confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons were used in Syria, the BBC reports.