Syria and the right to self-determination: Russia, Iraq


Russia, Iraq Stress Rejection of Foreign Interference in Syria's Affairs

Sep 30, 2012 - MOSCOW, (SANA) – The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday said that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zibari on the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

In a statement, the Ministry stressed that the two sides stressed their rejection of foreign interference in the Syrian internal affairs and the importance of reaching a political solution for the crisis based on international law and Geneva agreement.

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Human rights first: the right to self-determination


The right of nations to self-determination (from German: Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker), or in short form, self-determination is the principle in international law that nations have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no external compulsion or interference.

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