Media: US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria are unconstitutional

According to experts of the American analytical publication Responsible Statecraft, the airstrikes inflicted on the orders of US President Joe Biden are illegal.

Media: US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria are unconstitutional

Last Monday, Biden ordered airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on two alleged Iranian-sponsored militias involved in drone attacks on American personnel in Iraq. Experts for the publication note that this attack was a continuation of the bombing of Syria by President Biden in February, which killed at least 22 people.

“The airstrikes by President Biden were acts of aggressive war against Syria and Iraq in accordance with the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 8 bis defines the crime of aggression as involving the bombing by the armed forces of a state of the territory of another state or the use of any weapon by a state against the territory of another state”, – writes RS.

Syrian President Bashir Assad and Iraqi Prime Minister opposed the United States airstrikes, calling them “a flagrant and unacceptable violation of sovereignty and national security”.

The publication emphasizes that according to the American Constitution, only the US Congress has the authority to authorize the offensive use of the armed forces. In turn, the head of the White House retains the authority to repel surprise attacks by enemies that have already disrupted the peace, but neither Syria nor Iraq has attacked the United States.

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