Russia Warns U.S. Against Air Strikes on ISIS Side Of Syria


Russia is warning the United States against air strikes targeted at Islamic militants in Syria. Such actions, they say, would be a “gross violation of international law and, if taken without the backing of the United Nations, would be an act of aggression.

The warning comes as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia to try and build a coalition against ISIS militants. Russia has long been an ally of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria, for its part, repeated its warning that the US had to co-ordinate with the Syrian government before launching air strikes on its territory.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.

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