Washington launched “an aggression against a sovereign state which is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism,” the statement from the president said. Putin stressed that the multi-national strikes were not sanctioned by the UN Security Council, and were carried out “in violation of the UN Charter and principles of international law,”
Former leader of the Norwegian Labour Party, former Prime Minister of Norway, current NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, pledges in this tweet his support to the UK-US-France attack on Syria just when American and British army Generals openly admit that Assad, not the West, won the war in Syria.
The legacy of Jens Stoltenberg will be of a man who began his life in opposition to NATO and ended it supporting totalitarian regimes’ violations of every concept of judicial principles of examining the facts before one punishes an alleged culprit, the very principles that traditionally were the foundational principles of the West.What’s more, the current escalation of the Syrian crisis has “a devastating impact on the whole system of international relations.”Yet, history will set things straight as “it has already found Washington responsible for massacres in Yugoslavia.
In fact, by using force, Washington is only prompting a new wave of asylum-seekers from Syria and the whole region, according to the Russian leader.
Meanwhile, Russia is calling an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the aggressive actions of the US and its allies, the statement concluded.
Washington and its allies unleashed the bombardment in the early hours of Saturday in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Assad government in the town of Douma, 10 kilometers from Damascus, last week.
The strikes were conducted before a team of investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was due to reach Douma to determine whether the attack had indeed taken place.
Syrian air defense systems have intercepted the majority of cruise missiles and air-surface missiles from the allies, the Russian Defense Ministry said earlier, adding that none of its own air defense units were involved in repelling the attack.
According to the latest data from the Russian MoD, Syria intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles out of the 103 launched by the allies on Saturday.