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Senior diplomat lambasts West for arbitrary use of force to usher in new world order

April 27, 17:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW

On April 14, the United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out a massive missile strike on Syria without getting the go-ahead from the UN SC

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MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. Western efforts to impose a new world order, where the norm will be to use force against a sovereign state, are inadmissible, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday.

In his address to a roundtable discussion on public and political support to the Syrian people held in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy, Bogdanov said, "We are dealing with attempts by western leaders to introduce a new world order based not on international law, but on the arbitrary use of force. This is utterly inadmissible."

Bogdanov pointed out that Russia "has persistently stood for a solution to the crisis in Syria through extensive intra-Syrian dialogue aimed at stopping the bloodshed and uniting all Syrians in the struggle against international terrorism and extremism."

Nowadays, the world’s top priority is to provide humanitarian assistance to Syria’s population, the diplomat stressed.

"Amid the current dire circumstances, humanitarian assistance to Syria is in great demand like never before. It should be carried out on a de-politicized basis since human lives are at stake," the high-ranking diplomat emphasized. "Unfortunately, as a rule, our partners in the West cannot perceive this logic."

On April 14, the United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out a massive missile strike on Syria without getting the go-ahead from the United Nations Security Council. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the attack targeted a research facility in Damascus, the Syrian Guard headquarters, an air defense base, a few military airfields and army depots. Washington, London and Paris claimed the strikes were launched in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus.

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