UN Chief Warns Syria Strike Illegal Without Security Council OK

Ban-Ki-MoonMilitary action against Syria not approved by the UN Security Council would be in violation of international law, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, comments that came as US President Barack Obama pressed his case to Congressional leaders for a retaliatory strike on Syria over its alleged used of chemical weapons.

“As I have repeatedly said, the Security Council has primary responsibility for international peace and security,” Ban told a news conference in New York prior to departing for the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, The Associated Press reported.

“The use of force is lawful only when in exercise of self-defense in accordance with article 51 of the United Nations Charter and or when the Security Council approves such action,” he added.

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2 Responses to UN Chief Warns Syria Strike Illegal Without Security Council OK

  1. As you know Assad’s horrific crime against humanity in chemical attack shocked all of the world ,,, needless to say that syrian civilians need help desperately to stop the horrendous massacres how can we sit back and watch thousands of small children die in horrendous ways let alone the adults..It’s horrendous. It’s a massive humanitarian disaster

    • autor says:

      No, I don’t know that. What I know is that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian rebels in order to create a pretext for Western countries to deliver so called “humanitarian intervention”, meaning to indiscriminately bomb Syria with the gial of a regime change.

      The real reason is goepolitical – Syrian territory is needed to run profitable pipelines to Europe. Syria has been officially targeted by the U.S.A. since the PNAC document “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century`was published in September 2000 – long before the so called rebellion began.

      Don‘t you remember the hype about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that served as a pretext to attack Iraq and later turned out to be false? Lies and false flag operations are, in fact, being used by the USA / Israel / NATO axis with the goal of circumventing international law. These wars are crimes against peace and war crimes are committed as a result.

      If you really believe in the “humanitarian“ aspect of these interventions, ask yourself why we were silent and blind, when Israeli pilots dropped bombs and killed civilians in Lebanon (2006) and Gaza (2208-2009), or why we are not defending democracy in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar. Ask yourself why we are sponsoring, financing, training, and arming terrorists and foreign mercenaries to destabilize countries like Libya and Syria. Ask why we use terrorism as a tool in foreign policy. Ask why we are so selective.

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