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article imageRussia firmly opposed to US proposed no-fly-zone over Syria

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By Paul Iddon     Jun 15, 2013 in Politics
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the establishment of a no-fly-zone over Syria by the US military would be a violation of international law.
BBC News and NPR quote Lavrov as saying, "You don't have to be a great expert to understand that this will violate international law."
Russia has consistently opposed any UN condemnation of the Syrian crackdown which began two-years ago against demonstrators and deteriorated into a very bloody and costly war that has to date cost the lives of over 93,000 people.
Russia has in response to talk of the establishment of a limited no-fly-zone by the US from Jordan and Navy ships in the Mediterranean said it will deliver surface-to-air missiles and more MiG-29 Fulcrum jet fighter interceptors to the Syrian Air Force.
Lavrov pointed out that Russia is well away of the "leaks from Western media regarding the serious consideration to create a no-fly zone over Syria through the deployment of Patriot anti-aircraft missiles and F-16 jets in Jordan."
Russia has also recently stated that the evidence which the US is using to justify this proposal to set up such a no-fly-zone isn't reliable and doesn't meet the requirements outlined by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
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