Anglo-Saxon Actions in Middle East Threaten Regional Stability and Security

06 February

The Anglo-Saxon actions in the Middle East are posing a direct threat to international peace and security, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said during a UN Security Council meeting convened by Russia in response to the US strikes on Iraq and Syria.


"The extensive strikes of the US Air Force, resulting in deaths of civilians and military, significant damage to infrastructure, have once again underscored the aggressive stance of the United States towards the Middle East. This display of disregard for international legal standards is alarming. The involvement of the United States and the British Royal Air Force in these attacks does not constitute an international coalition; rather, it highlights London's unwavering support for the provocative actions emanating from Washington. As with the ongoing attacks in Yemen, these Anglo-Saxon actions represent a grave risk to global peace and security, undermining the established order predicated on the universality of international law and the pivotal role of the United Nations," Nebenzya asserted. He further pointed out that over  85 strikes, termed "impact strikes", were ordered by US President Joe Biden within the sovereign territories of Iraq and Syria.


Besides, Nebenzya criticized the notion that such aggressive tactics could be reconciled with the so-called rules-based order, stating, "This American pseudo-legal framework bears no relation to true international law." He also warned that the United States is intentionally attempting to involve the major powers in the Middle East in the conflict. "By persistently targeting the assets of groups suspected of being aligned with Iran in Iraq and Syria, the United States appears to be deliberately inciting the larger nations of the region into a broader regional confrontation," he noted.


Earlier, the US government reported that US forces at a base in Jordan, close to the Syrian frontier, were attacked by the Islamic Resistance of Iraq movement on January  28. The Pentagon stated that the strike resulted in the death of three service members and injuries to over  40. The US attributed the incident to Iran, among other entities.


On the evening of February  3, US aviation launched a series of strikes against pro-Iranian group positions along the borders of Iraq and Syria. The US Central Command, responsible for Middle Eastern operations, confirmed that the US military targeted  85 locations. These airstrikes were allegedly aimed at command posts, intelligence hubs, weapon storage facilities, and logistical centers utilized by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), specifically the Al-Quds unit and affiliated groups.



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Based on materials from TASS