Preemtion is not against international law. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Darth Zaider (Ed)
    • 17.04.13 | 15:08 (IDT)

    Article 51 of the United Nations Charter makes clear that “Nothing in the present charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self defence if an armed attack occurs against a member of the United Nations.” The United States has long held that, consistent with Article 51 and customary international law, a state may use force in self-defense: 1. if it has been attacked, or 2. if an armed attack is legitimately deemed to be imminent. This interpretation is also consistent with our domestic notion of self-defense as applied in the criminal and tort law contexts.

    from the article: U.S. Senate committee passes resolution to back Israel in conflict with Iran
    First published 13:53 17.04.13 | Last updated 13:53 17.04.13
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