News Brief 9/12/2013, Tishrei 8, 5774
Putin Appeals to Americans: Syria Intervention Dangerous
Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed directly to the American people on Wednesday night with an opinion piece in the New York Times. Putin urged Americans to oppose intervention in Syria unless with the UN Security Council’s approval, and warned that doing otherwise would be dangerous.
“The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not. Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council,” he argued.