China opposes force, urges restraint on Syria

Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China opposes any external military intervention in Syria and urges restraint by all sides until a UN team has investigated the suspected use of chemical weapons,according to Voice of Russia, dpa.

"External military interference is against the purpose of the UN Charter and the basic principles of international relations, and it will aggravate the unstable situation in the Middle East," the ministry quotes Wang as saying.

Wang says China "firmly opposes any use of chemical weapons in Syria and supports the UN investigation team to launch an independent, objective, fair and professional investigation."

"Now (people) should avoid causing interference to the investigation and pre-judging the results."