'Illegitimate under international law': Kremlin condemns US, British strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen

    The Hawk
    January12/ 2024
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    The Kremlin condemns US and UK military strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, labeling them "illegitimate" under international law. Despite an attempted legal basis, the action raises questions about the validity of the intervention, as the UN resolution fails to authorize such military measures.

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    Moscow: The Kremlin on Friday condemned overnight US and British military strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen and said they were "illegitimate" under international law.

    "We condemn them," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

    "You know that a (UN) resolution was adopted, we abstained, and the countries that carried out the strike attempted to provide an international legal basis for their actions."

    "This attempt was unsuccessful, because the adopted resolution does not provide any right to carry out strikes, and, accordingly, from the point of view of international law, they are illegitimate."