06:48 GMT +320 September 2019
Listen Live
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg briefs the media during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2016

    NATO Chief Declines to Speculate on UN Convoy Attack

    © REUTERS / Francois Lenoir
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    Attack on UN Aid Convoy Near Aleppo (37)
    554
    Subscribe

    Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that he would not speculate on who was to blame for the deadly attack on UN aid convoy in Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UN Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that he would not speculate on who was to blame for the deadly attack on UN aid convoy in Syria, citing the lack of concrete facts.

    Casting the blame on anyone without sufficient proof would be a violation of international law, Stoltenberg said following his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    NATO chief stressed the importance of a thorough investigation of the incident.

    A Monday attack on a UN aid convoy  in Aleppo outskirts killed at least 21 people. Washington has claimed that either Russian or Syrian forces were responsible for the attack while Moscow has categorically denied the accusations.

    Topic:
    Attack on UN Aid Convoy Near Aleppo (37)

    Related:

    Russian MoD Releases Footage of Attacked UN Aid Convoy in Syria's Aleppo (VIDEO)
    Syrian Army Uninvolved in Attack on Aid Convoy Near Aleppo
    'Cowards': UN Chief Slams Attack on Aid Convoy in Syria's Aleppo
    UN Suspends Aid Convoys in Syria After Attack Near Aleppo, Ready for Renewal
    Tags:
    humanitarian convoy, humanitarian aid, NATO, United Nations, Jens Stoltenberg, Aleppo, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik