MOSCOW, August 26 (RIA Novosti) – Military intervention in Syria would be a “most brazen violation of international legislation” if held without the UN’s backing, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
“Paris and London are both calling for the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria even without approval from the UN Security Council. This is a very dangerous, slippery slope,” Sergei Lavrov told journalists in Moscow.
Britain and France, as well as the US and Turkey, have said they are considering an attack on the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which they accuse of using chemical weapons against the rebels it has been fighting since 2011. Assad denies the accusations and blamed a gas attack that allegedly took place last Wednesday on the insurgents.
The Syrian crisis can only be resolved through political reconciliation, Lavrov said.
Russia will continue to push for an international conference on Syria – the so-called Geneva 2 – that is to bring representatives of both Assad and the opposition to the negotiation table, Lavrov said.
He conceded that the current plan to hold the conference in September is “not realistic” anymore, but gave no new prospective date for the event.
US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that Washington still supports the idea of the Geneva 2 talks and is working to convince the Syrian opposition to participate, added Lavrov, who spoke to Kerry by telephone on Sunday.
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- Veselko3Don't deplore the present situation Mr.Lavrov !21:28, 26/08/2013If you had respect the contract , the delivery of the S-300 would have, most probably, prevent an attack on Syria.
Alas, as usual, you are so afraid of Israel and their poodle, the US Congres, that you made the same mistake with Syria and with Iran. As soon as Syria is out, the Hezbollah will be out and then you'll get the USA at your borders in Iran. It will be too late. I suppose you know that. Unable, too weak, to react? A little declaration from Russia : " Syria is a red line for Russia " Don't croos !
- living069Astounding05:32, 27/08/2013the U.N was in Syria to investigate the chemical attacks a couple of months ago yet they say 6 days was to long, how suspect that the U.N is in Syria to investigate then another chemical attack happens, after Syria is Iran, and after that is Russia, man up and help Syria Russia, this IS in your best interest.
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