LAVROV: THE US-LED COALITION’S STRIKE ON SYRIAN ARMY VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, affirmed that, the bombing of one of the positions of the Syrian army on al-Tanf road, in the eastern countryside of Homs, by the so-called international coalition led by the US is a violation of international law.
In a joint press conference with his Spanish counterpart, Alfonso Dastis, in Moscow, Lavrov stressed Russia’s non-recognition of the de-confliction zones that the United States is trying to impose in Syria unilaterally.
Lavrov said Russia, Turkey and Iran have signed a deal, which has been endorsed by the UN Security Council, to establish so-called deescalation zones in several parts of Syria.
Damascus agreed to this approach and the exact borders and mechanisms for observing a truce inside those zones are currently being negotiated.
This approach was agreed to by Syria. We consider illegitimate any unilateral declaration of ‘de-confliction zones’ not endorsed by Damascus. We hope the coalition will adhere to the agreement it has reached with us, which states that the deescalation zones must be agreed to in detail by all stakeholders, he said
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/lavrov-the-us-led-coalitions-strike-on-syrian-army-violates-international-law/General