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US has NO mandate to keep troops in Syria & it’s interpretation of international law is ‘ridiculous’: Russian ambassador

By Jonny Tickle | RT | August 10, 2021

Washington has no legal mandate to keep its armed forces in Syria, and the presence of American soldiers in the country contradicts the 2015 UN Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire and a political settlement.

That’s according to the Russian embassy in Washington, which responded to a tweet by Wayne Marotto, the official military spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the American campaign in the Middle East to defeat ISIS.

Writing on social media, Marotto said that the US has a “clear mandate under international law” to keep boots on the ground in Syria.

On Monday night, the Russian Embassy publicly disagreed.

“It’s a matter of fact that US armed forces have no legal mandate to stay in Syria. Your interpretation of UNSCR 2254 is just ridiculous. Please, read the document thoroughly,” the diplomatic mission said, including a link to the text.

Passed in 2015, UNSCR 2254 calls for all parties to immediately end attacks against civilian targets but allows offensives against groups determined to be “terrorists” by the UN Security Council, such as ISIS. It also planned to create a Syrian-led political transition with free and fair elections.

As things stand, both Moscow and Washington have troops on the ground in Syria. The Russian operation began in 2015, after Syrian President Bashar Assad requested military aid from the Kremlin, in a legal move. However, according to international law, the US military presence is an illegal occupation, because the American troops entered the country without an invitation from the government.

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  1. “That’s according to the Russian embassy in Washington, which responded to a tweet by Wayne Marotto, the official military spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the American campaign in the Middle East to defeat ISIS”.

    Given that ISIS stands for Israeli Secret Intelligence Service, it would be interesting to find out how many times the USA confronted ISIS during the illegal war on Syria(one of the 7 countries in 5 years) as exposed by General Wesley Clark.
    I doubt that they ever clashed at all. And, of course, the Syrian President Mr Bashar has, on more than one occasion ordered the USA to get out of his country.

    “Yankee go home”……

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 10, 2021 | Reply

  2. Marotto, get a life — and leave the brave Syrian people, ably led by President Bashar Al-Assad, to their own lives.

    Viva Syria!–insha’allah, a whole, reconstructed, at-peace sovereign Syria! Viva Russia for providing assistance to Syria during these terrible, US/Zionist-goosed trying times!

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    Comment by roberthstiver | August 10, 2021 | Reply

    • …..and Viva IRAN, for assisting Syria (and Russia) in kicking the invaders OUT of Syria. Another illegal war, instigated by the Military Industrial Complex, against a peaceful country which ISRAEL Hates, and while Syria and its allies are saving Syria, Kick those criminals, Rothschild, Murdoch, and Dirty Dick Cheney OUT of the Golan Heights as well……..The Oil is Syria’s…….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 10, 2021 | Reply

  3. The Russians with Syrian help should capture all Americans in Syria and escort them over the Israeli border. I doubt very much the U.S. would react militarily.

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    Comment by papasha408 | August 10, 2021 | Reply

  4. So are our true our troops in Syria still going to be able to come home or are they going to have to go to Afghanistan to continue their duty there the reason why I’m asking is because I have a loved one in Syria right now and he is a father of one child child is all he has the child has nobody else and I’m just concerned about the child the child’s safekeeping if something was to happen to his father can somebody please report give me a report on what’s going on there as furthermore as for the sun to have his father back home thank you and God bless

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    Comment by Tracey Harloff | August 24, 2021 | Reply

    • The American troops in Syria(and Afghanistan) are of NO CONCERN WHATSOEVER, to the Military Industrial Complex. “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns in foreign policy”, Henry(War Criminal)Kissinger.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 24, 2021 | Reply

    • There are American troops in Syria because the assholes in Israel want them there.

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      Comment by papasha408 | August 24, 2021 | Reply

    • Tracey, I can muster some sympathy for your loved one and his child…but this is the “modern volunteer army (af?navy?marines?)”; he apparently chose to be cannon fodder on behalf of the USraeli lust for “full-spectrum global dominance.” The Zionists are the lead party of the two, salted all through the US governing elite (sic) and legislative-executive bureaucracy. Your loved one is at their mercy, since, among other elements of the “entangled relationship,” the Zionists prefer US boots on the ground to do the dying for them. Good luck to him; BTW, I speculate that he will not be shuffled from Syria to Afghanistan–if for no other reason than the humiliating defeat the Taliban dealt to the flailing and failing USofA after 20 years of killing, corruption, and abysmal incompetence fueled by $2 trillion-plus. Now Iraq or (drumroll…) Iran might be a candidate for his boots, if the Zionists have their way of manipulating the chessboard.

      Let’s try diplomacy and peace for a change, Tracy…not belligerence and war. Please suggest a change of profession to your loved one.

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      Comment by roberthstiver | August 25, 2021 | Reply

      • When the American people actually wake up to WHO is pulling the strings at the top in Washington, there may be a regaining of American Independence, but, until that happens, young American GI’s will still have to do Israel’s DIRTY WORK in the Middle East(While America’s highly paid(and BRIBED) politicians will continue their merry dance….for ISRAEL………America’s Politicians/Prostitutes, should hang their heads in shame………

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 25, 2021 | Reply


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