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Russia, China warn West against Syria intervention

Posted By admin On August 21, 2012 @ 3:18 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Aug 21, 2012

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday warned the West not to take unilateral action on Syria, saying that Russia and China agree that violations of international law and the United Nations charter are impermissible.

Russia and China have opposed military intervention in Syria throughout 17 months of bloodshed and have vetoed three UN Security Council resolutions backed by Western and Arab states that would raise pressure on Damascus to end violence.

Lavrov, cited by Russian news agencies at a meeting with China’s top diplomat, was speaking a day after US President BarackĀ Obama said US forces could move [2] against President Bashar Assad if he deploys chemical weapons against rebels trying to overthrow him.

Russia and China base their diplomatic cooperation on “the need to strictly adhere to the norms of international law and the principles contained in the UN Charter, and not to allow their violation,” Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying at a meeting with Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo.

“I think this is the only correct path in today’s conditions,” Lavrov said.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=282003

[2] Obama said US forces could move: http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=281945

[3] Russia’s Lavrov: only U.N. should decide on force against Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russias-lavrov-only-u-n-should-decide-on-force-against-syria.html

[4] Russia Condemns West’s ‘Hysterical’ Reaction to Syria Veto: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-condemns-wests-hysterical-reaction-to-syria-veto.html

[5] Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-rebels-warn-they-will-turn-to-qaeda-if-west-fails-them.html

[6] Putin: West cannot ‘behave like elephant in china shop’ in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-west-cannot-behave-like-elephant-in-china-shop-in-syria.html

[7] Russia Denies Sending Helicopters to Syria, Says West Arming Rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-sending-helicopters-to-syria-says-west-arming-rebels.html

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