Russian UN envoy accuses US of violating intl law in Syria

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Russian UN envoy accuses US of violating intl law in Syria

United Nations, Apr 7 (AFP) Russia’s UN envoy accused the United States today of violating international law by carrying out military strikes in Syria.

“The United States attacked the territory of sovereign Syria. We describe that attack as a flagrant violation of international law and an act of aggression,” Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the Security Council.

The council was meeting in an emergency session after the United States launched a barrage of missile strikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

France and Britain said the US response was “appropriate” and laid the blame on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The council meeting was called by Bolivia, which also branded the US strikes a violation of international law.

Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Lorenti said the United States had behaved like “investigator, attorney, judge and executioner” in Syria. (AFP)

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