Zakharova called French airstrikes on Syria destruction of international law

Zakharova called French airstrikes on Syria destruction of international law

27 September 2015 16:03 [translated from the Russian]

French Air Force air strikes on the positions of the terrorist group “Islamic State” in Syria without the approval of the UN Security Council and the consent of the government of the country contrary to international law. This was stated by Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova.

Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the air strikes were carried out “in self-defense.” Zakharov explained that “I would like to know more about the concept of self-defense in the form of air strikes did not attack anyone the state without its consent.”

“Swindlers any referendum in the Crimea – is the annexation, and strikes without the sanction of the Security Council and the consent of the government – it is self-defense,” – wrote the spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry on his page on Facebook.

“On what basis do you act on the territory of a sovereign state, bypassing the legitimate government, which does not support and dedication to fighting this most IG”? – Zakharov wrote. In her opinion, “it does not international law, it is destroying it in front of shocked the international community.”

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