Lavrov: impact of the U.S. air force on the positions of Pro-government forces of Syria is illegal
NICOSIA, may 19. /TASS/. The impact of the U.S. air force on the positions of Pro-government forces in Syria is illegitimate and illegal, regardless of what was the cause. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
“The blow to the Pro-government forces in Syria was justified by the us command that these government forces were a threat to the opposition, which cooperates with the coalition led by the American side,” — said the Minister.
“Whatever the reason, the US command made the decision that the strike is illegitimate, illegal, — said Lavrov. — This is another flagrant violation of the Syrian sovereignty”.
The Minister also added that he had no information about the fact that Washington had warned Moscow before striking.
The struggle against Assad
According to Lavrov, a new blow to the US air force confirms Washington’s desire to deploy banned in the Russian terrorist group “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” fighting against the legitimate government of Syria.
According to him, Moscow is alarmed by the blurring of a common understanding about the need to unite those who “really opposes on the ground and in the air the terrorists of the ISIL (“Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant”, the former name of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”. — Approx. TASS) and the former “dzhebhat an-Nusra.”
We see evidence of a desire to expand the opposition and some extremists, including “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, to fight against the legitimate government of Syria.Sergei Lavrov
“All this comes amid growing calls from Washington to cease all contacts with (Syrian President Bashar) Assad, said Lavrov. — In Congress, as you know, we already have a law that requires punishing all who are cooperating with the legitimate government of Syria.”
“Of course, it takes us away from the Syrian settlement and from the main task of this settlement — to prevent the capture of Syria and other parts of the Middle East terrorists, — said the head of the Russian depodesta. — So, now that we hear about Washington’s position on Syria is, in fact, pandering to terrorists”.
Air force’s international anti-terrorist coalition headed by the United States caused by the may 18 attack on forces Pro-government forces in Syria, which operated within the specified zone, de-escalate North-West of the city of al-TANF. As stated in the headquarters of the coalition, these groups “represented a threat to the US and its partners.”