Lavrov: No-Fly Zone over Syria under ‘Humanitarian’ pretex would be Illegal

Obama meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov – July 13, 2011 / Wikimedia *

Military action in Syria will lead to catastrophe, Russia’s Foreign Minister has said. Russia opposes US demands for a no-fly zone over Syria, he said, adding that the solution to the ongoing conflict is the Geneva accord peace plan.”

“Russia does not support the Assad regime, but rather works in the interest of the Syrian people and regards ending the ongoing violence in the country as its priority, Lavrov said. Moscow also rejects the imposition of any no-fly zone over Syria as a violation of Syrian sovereignty, he said, referencing recent statements by Washington.” (1)

No no-fly zone: ‘Military intervention in Syria will lead to catastrophe

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An American author and historian says the United States, the Israeli regime, France and the UK are “apoplectic” due to the failure of their anti-Syria plots, Press TV reports.

The US, the British, the French and indeed the Israelis are now apoplectic,” said Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley in an interview with Press TV on Friday.

“That’s what you see with Fabius. I would call attention to the language he decided when he says the Syrian regime should be smashed fast,” Tarpley added, referring to recent remarks by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

On Friday, the French foreign minister said, “The Syrian regime should be smashed fast… Bashar al-Assad doesn’t deserve to be on this earth.”

“This is a language we haven’t heard in Europe since the fascist era. This is the language of a fascist dictatorship and, well, Fabius is not quite that yet but you get the idea. It’s going in that direction,” Tarpley stated. (emphasis added) (2)

Webster Tarpley: US failed at regime change in Syria


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