GENEVA The scenario in Syria “amounts to an international armed conflict” pursuing U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, the International Committee of the Crimson Cross (ICRC) told Reuters on Friday.
“Any navy procedure by a point out on the territory of yet another without having the consent of the other amounts to an international armed conflict,” ICRC spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet told Reuters in Geneva. “So in accordance to readily available data – the U.S. attack on Syrian navy infrastructure – the scenario amounts to an international armed conflict.”
ICRC officers ended up raising the attack with U.S. authorities as section of its ongoing confidential dialogue with get-togethers to the conflict, she additional.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay modifying by Andrew Roche)