Slovakian Analyst: UN's Definition of Aggression Applies to What U.S. and Its Allies Do in Syria

Slovakian political analyst has underscored that the definition of aggression in the United Nations Resolutions applies to what the United States and its allies do in Syria.

Branislav Fábry was quoted by the Slovakian Novéslovo website as saying : “Syria is still a sovereign state under international law, and thus the principle of the sovereign equality of States under Article 2 of the UN Charter applies to it.It follows that no other state may operate in the territory of Syria without the consent of the Government or without the approval of the UN Security Council.The definition of aggression, as approved by the UN General Assembly (No. 3314/1974), unambiguously confirms that the US and its allies commit acts of aggression on the territory of Syria.”

 He pointed out that Western countries have also tried to extend the information on the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this year in order to justify their attacks.The thesis was used in April 2017 to justify the US attack on the Syrian Air Base. Similarly, in June 2017, information on chemical weapons appeared on social networks, but their credibility is dubious.

"The use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government was not proven," the analyst stressed.

So-called humanitarian intervention

“Since the end of the 20th century, some theorists have been trying to justify the idea of so-called humanitarian intervention to protect the domestic population from serious violations of human rights.The problem, however, is that the West often violates the principles of the UN Charter, and its interventions in the 21st century mostly only aggravated the situation.So while humanitarian intervention in the Western world is still quite popular, the misuse of this idea and the creation of unlawful wars proves that violation of the UN Charter is not a way to better enforce human rights.,” he added.

Fábry also indicated that he Syrian Arab army has regained the large territory previously dominated by ISIL, al-Nusra and other opposition forces, and this has become a challenge for the US and its various allies.

“At present, it is not possible to achieve a lasting solution to the war in Syria without the Syrian government which is playing a crucial role in this solution.Some Western states have already recognized the Syrian opposition is a problem especially for the US because its dominant position in the world is closely related to its position in the Middle East,” the analyst concluded.

Since 2011, Syria has faced a foreign-backed terror war targeting its army, people, civilization and infrastructures in accordance with the US-Zionist plot that aims to fragment  the region and to have hegemony over its wealth.

Basma Qaddour