Embassy calls bombing unacceptable
The U.S. embassy in Beirut has termed the twin bombing that rocked Damascus and killed at least 55 people as “reprehensible and unacceptable”. However the embassy said that the U.S. would not shift from its stance that Syria should embrace the U.N. backed peace plan.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the attacks that took place today in Damascus,” the U.S. embassy said Twitter.
“The indiscriminate targeting and killing of civilians is reprehensible and unacceptable in any context,” it said.
The U.S. has consistently criticised the Syrian government for not observing a ceasefire and implementing the U.N. backed peace plan devised by peace envoy Kofi Annan, while resisting the urge to arm the rebels. International observes sent by the United Nations to the troubled country have also reported that both the Syrian government and the Syrian rebels have violated the peace plan and ceasefire on many occasions. The recent double bombing is also an example of such violations and it is unsure who carried out these deadly attacks.
“We continue to call on the Syrian regime to fully and immediately implement the Annan plan,” the U.S. embassy said.