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US Defense Secretary, Spanish Defense Minister Address Violence in Syria

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Defense Secretary, Spanish Defense Minister Address Violence in Syria View post tag: Weapons September 9, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Violence View post tag: Minister Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy US Defense Secretary, Spanish Defense Minister Address Violence in Syria View post tag: G-20 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés at the Pentagon on September 6, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.In a statement summarizing the meeting, Hagel and Morenés spoke at length about the violence in Syria, Little said.The two leaders discussed Spain’s support of a joint statement issued at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, condemning the Syrian regime’s Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians and supporting the efforts by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on chemical weapons use, he said. “Secretary Hagel praised Minister Morenés for Spain’s support on the issue,” Little added, “and the leaders agreed to remain in close coordination as the situation evolves.”Hagel also thanked Morenés for Spain’s support of U.S. forces, specifically at Morón Air Base and Naval Station Rota, the press secretary said, and the two leaders discussed security challenges in Africa, including piracy, illicit trafficking, and terrorism.[mappress]Press Release, September 9, 2013; Image: US DoD View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Spanish View post tag: Chemical View post tag: usa View post tag: Defense View post tag: Adress View post tag: Syrialast_img read more