No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations? Putin Warns

Russia Today: US interventions in internal conflicts ‘alarming’ – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev / RIA Novosti / Kremlin) Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev / RIA Novosti / Kremlin)
It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts has become commonplace for the US, President Vladimir Putin said in an editorial for The New York Times. Putin however has welcomed Barack Obama’s decision to develop a compromise on Syria.

In a lengthy piece titled A Plea for Caution from Russia, the President reminded that the United Nations was created as a universal instrument of preventing devastating wars. “No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage,” Putin wrote. “This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.” Putin said that while no one doubts that poison gas was indeed used in Syria, there is “every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons.” “Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored,” he added. More: 

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