Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov reacted negatively to information that the American side planned to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
He called the American leader's statement "tremendous arrogance and no less tremendous cynicism."
International law and the USA are opposite and incompatible concepts, - wrote the politician in his Telegram channel.
The Russian senator recalled that ex-US President George W. Bush, when asked about the international legal grounds for the war in Iraq, asked to contact his lawyer, since he himself did not know what international law was.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump admitted that he was considering the possibility of eliminating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2018. And the next head of state, Barack Obama, who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has promised to make a coup in Syria.
Since 2011, a civil war has continued in Syria. By now, Damascus has managed to take control of most of the country, with the exception of the province of Idlib. There has been a shaky ceasefire between the authorities and opposition forces lately, which has been periodically violated by all parties. After the constitutional reform, elections will be held in the country. They must initiate a process of political settlement in the Arab Republic.
As chernayakobra.ru wrote, Assad met in Damascus with a Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov.