Lavrov compared the missile attack on the United States in Syria with the invasion of Iraq

Missile attack on the United States airbase in Syria resembles the situation with the invasion of Iraq in 2003. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

“Similar to the situation in 2003, when USA, UK with their certain allies invaded Iraq without the consent of the security Council, in flagrant violation of international law,” Lavrov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

On Friday, April 7, USA for the first time since the beginning of the Syrian war, attacked the positions of the army of Bashar al-Assad. With US Navy ships in the Mediterranean sea was released 59 cruise missiles “Tomahawk” at the shayrat airbase in HOMS province. As explained in the Pentagon, the missiles were aimed at the runway, designated aircraft Parking and refueling facilities. According to the Governor of the province of HOMS Talal Barazi, as a result of strike killed at least five people, seven were injured. The General staff of the Syrian armed forces reported six deaths of military.

At night, the US President Donald trump made an appeal to the nation, explaining that the decision to strike in Syria is in the “vital national interests” of Americans. He also said that the attack was carried out in response to a chemical attack in Idlib, the responsibility for which Washington imposes on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Today I call on all civilized Nations to join us in the quest to end the bloodshed in Syria and to put an end to terrorism of all kinds and all types,” said trump.