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Post-Soviet security bloc: missile strikes on Syria violate international law, UN Charter

April 14, 18:18 UTC+3

The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization denounced on Saturday the missile strikes by the US, Great Britain and France against Syria

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MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) denounced on Saturday the missile strikes by the US, Great Britain and France against Syria and said that the attack violated the fundamental principles and norms of international law.

"The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization confirms its support to the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and denounces the missile strikes by the US with the support of Great Britain and France against the territory of Syria delivered on April 14, 2018 in violation of the fundamental principles and norms of international law contrary to the UN Charter and without an authorization of the UN Security Council," the SCTO’s statement says.

The CSTO also believes that the actions by the US and its allies are creating a situation "which runs counter to the efforts for the quickest elimination of the terror threat in Syria and the resolution of the intra-Syrian conflict by political and diplomatic means and is leading to the degradation of the humanitarian situation in that country."

"This is also fraught with further escalation of tension in the region and in the world as a whole," the statement reads.

The CSTO called on the UN Security Council to "take maximum efforts to fulfil the tasks placed upon it by the international community for restoring and maintaining international peace and security.".

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