News By/Courtesy: Risha Roy | 29 Sep 2019 21:09pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem on Saturday demanded an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops
  • The United States and Turkey maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria
  • Article 51 of the U.N. Charter

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem on Saturday requested a prompt withdrawal of all U.S. forces as well as Turkish soldiers from his nation and cautioned that Syrian government powers reserved the option to take countermeasures in the event that they won't.

The United States has around 1,000 soldiers in Syria handling Islamic State aggressors. Turkey has additionally propelled military invasions into northern Syria, focusing on Islamic State and Kurdish YPG soldiers.

"Any foreign forces operating in our territories without our authorization are occupying forces and must withdraw immediately,If they refuse, we have the right to take any and all countermeasures authorized under international law,"" al-Moualem said while addressing world leaders at the United Nations.

He further added- "The United States and Turkey maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria," which basically describes the U.S. and Turkish efforts to create a "safe zone" inside Syria as a violation of the U.N. Charter.

U.S. President Donald Trump a year ago arranged the total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria - just to later be persuaded to desert a few powers to guarantee that Islamic State aggressors can't organize any more comebacks.

The U.S. involvement in Syria started with air strikes in September 2014 under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.

While Syria didn't favor a U.S. intervention there, the Obama-led government advocated the military activity under Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, which covers the individual or aggregate right of states to self-defense against any episode of armed aggression.

 

Section Editor: Prithvjjit Mukherjee | 29 Sep 2019 21:28pm IST


Tags : #UnitedStates #Turkey #Syria

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