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)

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