November 16, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called the Pentagon statements that US troops are in Syria legally as ‘absurd’ during a joint press conference with his Argentinian counterpart Ambassador Jorge Marcelo Faurie in Moscow on Thursday.
“It is illegitimate because it does not rely either on the decision of the UN Security Council or on the invitation of the legitimate government,” Lavrov said.
This is just the latest backlash against US Secretary of Defense James Mattis who said that Washington’s intervention in Syria had been approved by the United Nations.
The criticism of the lie was not just reduced to Russian officials, with Jim Jatras, a former US diplomat and adviser to Senate Republic leadership, also saying that Washington is violating international law by intervening in Syria following on from Mattis’ false claims, as reported earlier today by FRN.