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    Tillerson: Russian, Syrian Government Actions in Aleppo Violate Int'l Order

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    Alleged targeted bombing in Aleppo, Syria by both Russia and Syria violate the international world order, US President Donald Trump's Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson said in his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — When asked, "Does Russia and Syria's targeted bombing campaign in Aleppo on hospitals, for example, violate this international order," Tillerson answered, "Yes, that is not acceptable behavior."

    Aleppo was a major battleground in Syria between the government forces and militants for months.

    On December 22, the Syrian army said it had taken Aleppo under the full control, bringing back peace and security to the embattled city.

    Russia and Turkey are guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire that came into force last Thursday, and has been holding up in general, despite continued reports of violations. The UN Security Council passed a resolution last Saturday supporting the effort.

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    • avatar
      karlof1
      Nice to see Big Lie Propaganda enter into Tillerson's confirmation hearing. Too bad he didn't take the opportunity to call it out for the Big Lie that it is. Looks like he'll be no better than Kerry.
    • avatar
      ivanwa88
      Gee another singing canary and we all thought he was honest Joe and the Ceo of a oil company ??? ok im a smuck 1 to the democrats hopefully that will be the last one.
    • MNaydenov
      "Does bombing hospitals violate intr. order?"
      "No"
      "Ok, you got the job."
    • avatar
      tobi.gelando
      The old illness is not cured the next one is coming !!! In the usa Terror State !!!
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      silkwillie
      No its us governments actions in Aleppo, syria that are violations of international norms and laws , just like they were in Iraq, lybia , Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, el Salvador just to name a few off the top of my head
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      PaleRider
      This is not a positive sign. What the Trump Administration does not need is conflicting statements coming from within, i.e., they need a clear policy toward the ME and Russia with every one on board. Caving to the opposition in both Parties is going to be a major issue for Trump. As soon as there is a show of weakness its a shark tank and that will detract from what needs to be accomplished.
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