April 10, 2017 / 2:05 PM / 3 months ago

Russia's Foreign Ministry says U.S. strike on Syria an aggressive act

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U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the missile strike on Syria carried out by the United States was a aggressive act against a sovereign state and violated international law.

The statement was released after a phone call between Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; writing by Maria Tsvetkova

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