Last updated: 12 September, 2013

Military action that bypasses Security Council threatens UN, warns Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that any US military strike on Syria that circumvents the United Nations would undermine the global body and risk unleashing a wave of terror.

US military action would “result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders,” Putin wrote in an op-ed piece appearing in the New York Times.