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Russian Senators Slam US ‘Aggression’ against Syria, Urge Int’l Condemnation

The Russian upper house of parliament considered the US strike on Syria as an act of aggression against a sovereign state and called on foreign parliaments to resolutely condemn the illegal actions of Washington.

Tasnim -- The Russian upper house of parliament said in a statement Wednesday it insists on investigating last Friday's use of armed force against Syria by the United States, and urged the world's lawmakers to condemn illegal US actions against the sovereign state.

"Considering this US military operation as an act of aggression against a sovereign state, the Council of the Federation insists on a thorough investigation of all circumstances of the US use of armed force against Syria," the statement reads, according to Sputnik.

The Russian senators called on foreign parliaments to "resolutely condemn the illegal actions of the US against a sovereign state � the Syrian Arab Republic" and support conflict settlement efforts based on UN Security Council resolutions.

The US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Syrian military airfield in the province of Homs on April 7 in what it claimed was a response to a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians three days prior.

"At the time of the US missile strike, there was not a single independent and objective conclusion about the actual circumstances of the incident, about who should be held responsible for this tragedy," the Council of the Federation stated.

Source: Al_Alam News Network


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