Listen Live
    Smoke rises after an airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Kirkuk September 30, 2015

    UK, French Air Strikes Require Coordination With Damascus to Be Legitimate

    © REUTERS / Stringer
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the fight against terrorism "should not lead to foreign military interference and ignorance of international law."

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — London and Paris should coordinate their military campaign in Syria with the legitimate authorities of the country, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Thursday.

    Amir-Abdollahian, cited by Iran's IRNA news agency, added that the fight against terrorism "should not lead to foreign military interference and ignorance of international law."

    According to the Iranian official, "the secret of Iran-Russia success in helping fight against terrorism in Syria is their coordination with the Syrian government and military" and respect for the Syrian independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    On Wednesday, the UK parliament voted in favor of extending airstrikes against the radical Islamic State (IS) group, known as Daesh in the Arabic world, from Iraq to Syria.

    Paris intensified its air attacks after IS, prohibited in many countries including Russia, claimed responsibility for the November 13 terror acts that left 130 people dead in the French capital.


    Moscow Welcomes British Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria - Kremlin
    UK Airstrikes Will Turn Many More Syrians into Refugees - Corbyn
    US-Led Coalition Launches 18 Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq
    French Parl't Majority Votes to Extend Anti-ISIL Airstrikes in Syria
    Daesh, war on terror, airstrikes, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, United Kingdom, France, Syria, Iran
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik