"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Moscow says US strike against Syrian military violates international law- TASS

MOSCOW, June 7. /TASS/. The US strike against pro-government forces in Syria violates international law, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

"Russian and US military maintain contact regarding the situation in Syria by and large," he said. "The question is not about whether there had been a warning of the strike or there had been none, but about the political side of the affair. Just as it was the case on May 18, when a strike was delivered in that area, the latest one, according to our estimates, was carried out in violation of international law. The explanations we hear from the US central command are doubtful, to say the least," he said.

"The armed units that were attacked did not pose any military threat to the US-led anti-IS coalition," Ryabkov pointed out. "In fact, the United States is trying to change the Syrian security zones in a way that suits Washington," the Russian diplomat added.