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Russian UN envoy warns against US military action on Syria

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Russian to the United Nations, has warned the US against military action on

"We hope that there will be no point of no return, that the US and the allies will refrain from military action against a sovereign state," Nebenzia told reporters on Thursday, reported.

"We are very concerned about the situation, about the dangerous escalation."

The members were holding closed-door consultations at the request of

The immediate priority of the is to avert the danger of war, said Nebenzia.

Asked whether there will be war between the US and in case of a US military strike against Syria, Nebenzia said: "We cannot exclude any possibility, unfortunately, because we saw messages that are coming from -- they were very bellicose. They know we are there (in Syria)."

"I wish there was dialogue through appropriate channels to avert any dangerous development."

He said any U.S. military action against would be a violation of international law. Even the threat of use of force is against the UN Charter, he said.

requested Thursday's consultations after US threatened to launch a missile attack against at reports of use in the country.

has called for an opening meeting of the with the participation of UN Antonio Guterres, said Nebenzia.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 05:24 IST