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The ministry made the complaint on Thursday in two identical letters addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Vitaly Churkin, the current president of the Security Council and the Russian ambassador to the world body.
The letters denounced the measures taken by the three Western countries, noting that the airstrikes “grossly" contravene Article 51 of the UN Charter
It was said in the letters that any armed presence of foreign countries on the Syrian land under the pretext of fighting terrorism without the Damascus government’s approval would be a violation of the Middle Eastern country’s sovereignty.
Russia said Sunday it has “intensified” airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, while embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad hailed the Russian attacks as the only way to save the Middle East from terrorism. Read more: triblive.com... Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook
Assad, in his first remarks since the airstrikes began Wednesday, told Iran's Khabar TV that the U.S.-led coalition to fight the Islamic State will only spark more instability in his country. Read more: triblive.com... Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook