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Syria, Russia oppose unilateral US strikes against ISIL

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Damascus and Moscow have denounced possible unilateral US air raids against ISIL terrorists in Syria, saying the attacks without a UN mandate would constitute an act of aggression.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said on Thursday that potential US airstrikes against the ISIL in Syria would be considered a gross violation of international law.

“In the absence of an appropriate decision of the UN Security Council, such a step would become an act of aggression, a crude violation of the norms of international law,” Lukashevich said while referring to an announcement by US President Barack Obama on the possibility of strikes in Syria.

The Russian spokesman also accused the United States of double standards over its support for the opposition in Syria.

“While… helping the Iraq government to confront… militants, Obama is once more asking Congress for 500 million dollars to support the Syrian armed opposition,” which closely resembles ISIL militants, Lukashevich added.

Meanwhile, Syrian Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar said US airstrikes in Syria without the permission of Damascus would be an “attack on his country.”

He reminded the United States that international law dictates that any action, whether military or otherwise, needs Damascus’ approval.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. The Western powers and their regional allies, especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, are reportedly supporting the militants operating inside Syria.


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One Response to " Syria, Russia oppose unilateral US strikes against ISIL "

  1. Defiant says:

    US. would probably target govt forces to help al-cia-da and isis, like they did in lybia wich after the whole country was genocided and now the different al-cia-da factions are killing eachother.
    I would say there will be no US. air strikes as long the Russians say no to it, they have a naval port there with advanced ships and air defence, they could easily wipe out a smaller attacking force.
    People often ask how could this or that happen in history, why didnt people see it coming why didnt they realize whats really happening, well we have total information technology nowdays we get thousends of times the info compared to 60-70years ago and yet most people are still in sleep mode about whats really happening, the US. the saudis and the UK run al-cia-da and isis, the rest is only for show, they want full spectrum dominance if they cant have it with regular armies they want to have with massmurdering psychopathic terrorists, thats the sad truth, its wakey wakey time.

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