BRUSSELS, April 7 The European Union on Friday
said U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airbase had the
"understandable intention" of preventing more chemical attacks
but stressed that a negotiate solution was the only way out of
"The US has informed the European Union that ... they
launched a strike on Shayrat Airfield in Syria with the
understandable intention to prevent and deter the spread and use
of deadly chemical weapons," the EU's top diplomat Federica
Mogherini said on behalf of the bloc's 28 member states.
"The US also informed us that these strikes are limited and
focused on preventing and deterring further use of chemical
weapons atrocities ... Those found responsible should be
sanctioned within the framework of the United Nations."
(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alissa de