|arya||Date: Thursday, 05-September-2013, 4:53 AM | Message # 1|
Putin: Russia doesn't defend Assad, we defend international law
Russia needs convincing proof, not rumors, from UN experts that chemical weapons were used in Syria, said the Russian president in an interview with First Channel and AP. It is up to the UN Security Council to decide on the next course of action
Russia's President Vladimer Putin has warned that if the US attacks Syria without UN approval it could only be interpreted as aggression. Moscow has been making more claims about rebel involvement with chemical weapons. Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from St Petersburg.