Missile strikes against Syria could be launched “as early as Thursday,” senior U.S. officials said Tuesday as the White House intensified its push toward an international response to the suspected use of chemical weapons.
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10:37 // 11 months ago
Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a U.N. mandate would violate international law.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had no plans to be drawn into a military conflict over the civil war in Syria and that Washington and its allies would be repeating “past mistakes” if they intervened in Syria.
"The use of force without the approval of the United Nations Security Council is a very grave violation of international law," Lavrov told a news conference at which he discussed accusations by rebel forces that Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons.
The Kremlin continues to insist that any formal discussions on Syria’s future must include current leader Bashar al-Assad, and there is little doubt that Russia will remain staunchly opposed to any/all U.N. Security Council resolution seeking to authorize military force against the Syrian president’s regime.
16:16 // 12 months ago