casus belli

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an event used to justify starting a war

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Raisi's visit to Lebanon coincided with the Lebanese attempt to find casus belli for opening war against Israel.
It also showed how cynical a power might be about the search for a casus belli.
Blair twisted the facts until he had an empty casus belli for a pointless war in Iraq, which has brought us ISIL, ISIS, Daesh, new wars and deaths, hundreds of thousands of refugees, and unprecedented acts of terrorism.
And on the subject of bombings, a series of these were blamed on Chechen nationalists and provided the casus belli for military intervention.
La realite de l'occupation, denoncee par le secretaire general de l'Onu, et le refus du [beaucoup moins que] statu quo [beaucoup plus grand que], juge intenable par son envoye special au Sahara occidental, qualifient la derive coloniale porteuse du risque d'un retour aux armes favorise par le casus belli marocain induit par la decision unilaterale d'expulser la composante civile de la Minurso.
Blocking passage in the Red Sea's Straits of Tiran was Israel's casus belli to the 1967 war.
Frente a eso o las matanzas mexicanas, lo de Paris no pasa de ser una minucia, pero que se convierte en un casus belli para Francois Hollande, que se transforma en el nuevo Bonaparte.
Protection of Saudi Arabia and holy places by US troops during that war would provide the casus belli for Osama Bin Laden's jihad, the 9/11 attacks in the US, and the unleashing of political Islam as a revolutionary movement.
The AKP has invented a casus belli against the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) out of nowhere, and is now fabricating reasons to demonize this party, which was only recently its good friend.
PASYDY has reservations about the issue, but its boss Glafcos Hadjipetrou, has said the matter "is not a casus belli," which meant he was at least willing to discuss it.
Iranian crisis is too dangerous and expensive casus belli as a "firing trigger" of Azerbaijan for the war resumption against Karabakh", -
Another aspect of the same phenomenon relates to casus belli.
Any attempt to do so by the West will be seen as a casus belli.
This matter is a casus belli for the Union's partners.
These two stumbling blocks are still likely to lead to heated debates in the meantime, though, since some consider them a casus belli.