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U.N. Secretary-General: Use Of Force Lawful Only If Security Council Approves

"That is a firm principle of the United Nations."

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "Use of force is lawful only when in exercise of self-defense in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations charter and or when the Security Council approves such action."

Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

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