Russia: US Troops in Syria Is a Big Mistake

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Russia: US Troops in Syria Is a Big Mistake

Russia says the US military intervention in Syria without authorisation of the legitimate government is a big mistake.

“I’ve told our American partners repeatedly that this is a big mistake. Just like they received approval from the Iraqi government, they should have obtained approval from Damascus or come to the UN Security Council,” Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter cites Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Russian official added:

“The fact that they went there illegally reflects, firstly, the arrogant stance that Syrian President Assad heads an illegitimate regime.”

Lavrov also provided the opinion that this step could pursue some controversial goals. For isntance, it can mark the desire to use the coalition to attack not only terrorist positions, but perhaps also the government’s forces later on in order to overthrow it, as it happened in Libya.

Lavrov noted that Russia is “the only country engaged in anti-terrorism activities in Syria legally.” 

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  • sepheronx

    Then the Russian government with Syrian government will need to go to both the UN and the media condemning US and their actions. They will need to tell the Americans they are not welcomes and their policies are damaging Syria as a whole.

    • Boris Kazlov

      Since when the US is cerned about Syria as a whole?The US is only concerned with the interests of its Zionist masters.

  • Boris Kazlov

    Sergey sys it clearly: f*** off!