India condemns chemical weapons use, but advises restraint
Sep 06 2013 , St Petersburg
The PM articulated his views at a dinner hosted by Russian president, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday at the Grand Peterhof Palace in the city, the PM’s sherpa at the G20 summit, Montek Singh Ahluwalaia, told newsmen.
He has also suggested that any action against the Syrian regime must be conducted exclusively under the UN framework and supervision. He has also argued against a necessary regime change in that country.
Ahulwalia said that while Syria was not discussed at the main conference of the heads of state and government of the G20 countries, but President Putin invited UN secretary general, Ban ki Moon, to brief the dinner gathering on the UN’s initiative on Syria.
The secretary general told the guests that the UN’s scientific team had gathered a lot of samples that had been sent to different labs in Europe to establish the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, labelled as rogue by the United States and France.