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Kerry ridicules Russia talk of international law in anti-IS fight

US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement after a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners on September 11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaUS Secretary of State John Kerry labelled as laughable Thursday Russian claims that a US campaign against the Islamic State is unilateral and violates international law. “I must say if it weren’t so serious what’s happening in Ukraine one might almost laugh at the idea of Russia raising the issue of international law or any question of the UN,” Kerry told reporters. He spoke at the end of a meeting in Saudi Arabia, at which 10 Arab states committed to do their share in the fight against IS, which seized large swathes in Iraq and Syria and committed atrocities. “I am really rather surprised that Russia would dare to assert any notion of international law after what has happened in Crimea and eastern Ukraine,” Kerry added.

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