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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFM TV on Wednesday that both Iran and Turkey were violating international law in Syria.

“Ensuring the security of its borders does not mean killing civilians and that should be condemned. In a dangerous situation in Syria, (Turkey) should not add war to war,” the French Foreign Minister claimed.

Furthermore, he stated that international law “is being violated by Turkey, by the Damascus regime, by Iran and those who are attacking the East Ghouta and Idlib.”

The French Foreign Minister did not specify how Iran was violating international law in Syria.

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Maybe he is right. But France is also infringing the Syrian sovereignty. And international law is certainly broken by the external support of a war of regime change. That is not compliant with A/RES/2625(XXV) = Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. Iran, Russia, Hezbollah are in Syria on request of the Syrian government. The Syrian government has the right to defend itself under the international law. Only the United Nations Security Council has the right to declare the actions of a national government illegal.… Read more »
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For the infringement of sovereignty, not really as ISIS claimed the Paris attacksand, well, the areas French aircraft or special forces attacked weren’t under Syrian govt. control, thus technically, there was no “sovereignty” here but the de facto one of the shitlamic state.
And I could find no clues of any so-called ‘moderate rebel’ gang having been either armed or trained by France while there was no attempt to cover up the help provided to YPG since day one.
BTW, there was a joint Erdogan/al-Jubeir declaration complaining about EU nations NOT HELPING them at all to remove Assad…

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Syria is doing nothing else in East Ghouta and Idlib but fighting terrorists – so when France claims this right it should not slander Syria in the same breath.

BTW. Just another two war criminals complaining publicly that the EU did not participate in breaking A/RES/2625(XXV).

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You seem to struggle with international rights or wrongs. Having problems in keeping sovereignity, doesn’t mean that it’s free for everybody to hit the place. Was it the case, Putin could e.g. openly and legally intervene in most of nowadays Lybia, or Ukraine’s Dombass, or Egypt’s Sinai, or Pakistani’s no-man’s-land of the Pashtun tribes… it’d just take a pretext (say, an injured Russian journo). I know, NATO shills do that all the times (and they don’t even care to have a pretext in the first place) but that’s simply not legal. And: force-occupation of a place doesn’t make occupants legal… Read more »
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Fight against IS is justified. But France and US should not trespass more than needed.

Turkey is the cause that the YPG cantons exist. Turkey helped and abetted the Jihadi that terrorized the Kurds.
No that the Kurds have saved their necks Erdogan can not just come and call them outlaws. Assad could but he does not. YPG & co are Syrians after all.

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ah those french! always
ys b eing imprecise feigning tobe clasic. as Lessing used to say: zieh die griechische ruestung aus. Franzoslein, sie ist dir zu schwer…

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oops that darn US made smartphone would’nt let me put in decently, what i intended to say was that france had done so much damage to the near east that o si tacuisses would be a rather good peace of advice for them

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For Iran, it’s easy : UNSC voted the disarmament of all Lebanese militias… Iran goes on arming Hebollah, so it’s a violation of international law, period!

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Hebollah is a self defense unit and no Lebanese but a Palestinian militia so the UNSC vote is not applicable.

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Confused juridical concepts, again. Iran arming Hezbollah is a wrongdoing *allegedly* happened in Lebanon, not in Syria. And, internationally, it’s UNSC jurisdiction. Before being claimed (let go sanctioned) It should be *demonstrated* in the first place: I’m afraid that “alleged by journalists” (or “by undisclosed intelligence sources” or “by an irrelevant and not directly envolved French politician”) is not enough, from a juridical POV. And anyways, it wouldn’t make Iran “internationally illegal” in every action and every place wathsoever. Unless you drink the kool-aid of Iran as a “rogue state”: but that is Trump’s and Nethameow’s wish, *not* a UN… Read more »
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cheap talk by more hypocrites