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USA: Use of force minus approval undermines UN's authority - Lavrov02:34

USA: Use of force minus approval undermines UN's authority - Lavrov

United States, New York City
September 29, 2015 at 11:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any country that uses force without the approval of the United National Security Council would "undermine" the UN's authority, during an interview with RT in New York on Monday.

Lavrov pointed to Yugoslavia and Iraq saying the former had "collapsed" and the latter remains "in crisis and there is a danger that it might also split." That is why Russia is "doing everything to support the current Iraqi government" and to promote national dialogue, Lavrov said.

Russia's top diplomat also stressed that he wanted to see dialogue in Syria involving both the government and opposition, in order to resolve the current conflict. He rounded off the discussion by saying that all of Syria should come together to "reach a deal on how the state should continue to exist."

USA: Use of force minus approval undermines UN's authority - Lavrov02:34
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any country that uses force without the approval of the United National Security Council would "undermine" the UN's authority, during an interview with RT in New York on Monday.

Lavrov pointed to Yugoslavia and Iraq saying the former had "collapsed" and the latter remains "in crisis and there is a danger that it might also split." That is why Russia is "doing everything to support the current Iraqi government" and to promote national dialogue, Lavrov said.

Russia's top diplomat also stressed that he wanted to see dialogue in Syria involving both the government and opposition, in order to resolve the current conflict. He rounded off the discussion by saying that all of Syria should come together to "reach a deal on how the state should continue to exist."