Kerry admits USA has no legal basis to be in Syria and then claims Russia doesn’t care about International Law: Confused?

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But Kerry blamed the failure of the ceasefire deal on Russia, saying the US had no legal grounds to attack Assad. “The problem is the Russians don’t care about international law and we do,” he said.

Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the top US diplomat admitted that the administration’s lawyers had determined that any and all American intervention in Syria is illegal.

Experts have long criticized the legality of the US intervention in Syria under the tenets of international law given that the legitimate government of President Bashar al-Assad has patently refused to welcome American intervention and has, in fact, repeatedly called on the United States to stop meddling in the ongoing civil war to which Washington is not a party to.

“We don’t have a basis (to intervene), our lawyers tell us…

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