Friday, April 7, 2017

Putin believes US attack on Syria violates international law – spokesman

RT | Apr 7, 2017

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations, April 7, 2017. © Ford Williams / Courtesy U.S. Navy / Handout via Reuters
President Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.” 

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Peskov also insisted that “the Syrian army doesn’t have chemical weapons,” saying this had been “observed and confirmed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a special UN unit.”

Putin sees the US missile strike on Syria as an attempt to distract attention from civilian casualties in Iraq, Peskov added.

“This step deals significant damage to US-Russian ties, which are already in a deplorable state,” Peskov said.


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