Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced the Israeli regime’s missile strike against areas on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus that killed and wounded 10 people on Friday, deploring international silence on such illegal measures.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani offered condolences to the families of the victims of the attack and expressed sympathy with the Syrian government and nation.
He strongly condemned the brutal missile strike and said that the continued aggression and attacks by the Zionist regime against Syria are a flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and a gross breach of recognized international law and conventions.
He expressed surprise and regret over the questionable silence of the responsible international bodies and self-proclaimed defenders of human rights toward the illegal actions of the Zionist regime.
Kanaani said the international community, especially the UN Security Council, must fulfill their responsibility regarding the continued crimes and dangerous actions of the Zionist regime.
The spokesman underlined in the end that the repeated attacks by the Zionist regime against Syria are not only a violation of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, but they also help armed terrorists and are an effort to keep and empower them on Syrian soil, a move that in fact threatens the security of the whole region.
Syria’s defense ministry said on Friday that the “Israeli enemy carried out an air strike… from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan,” adding that Syria’s air defense had managed to intercept some of the incoming projectiles.
Syria and the Israeli regime are technically at war due to the latter’s 1967-to-present occupation of the Arab country’s Golan Heights.
‘Israel’ maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as one of its launchpads for attacks on Syrian soil.
The regime’s attacks on Syria started to grow significantly in scale and frequency after 2011, when Syria found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.
Responding to the Israeli strike, Syria’s Foreign Ministry said the country reserves the right to respond by appropriate means recognized by international law and the Charter of the United Nations to repeated Israeli aggression.
In two identical letters to the UN secretary general and the president of the Security Council, the ministry confirmed the Israeli criminal acts of aggression using bursts of missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan targeting some points in the vicinity of Damascus, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.
The ministry urged the UN and the Security Council to exercise their responsibilities under the United Nations Charter and condemn such Israeli aggression.
It said the Security Council’s refusal to take the necessary measures to prevent and condemn the Israeli regime’s repeated attacks shows the world body’s inability to assume its responsibilities and its failure to achieve the minimum implementation of its duties in maintaining peace and security in the region and across the world.
It emphasized that the Israeli attacks cannot be separated from the US aggression and violations of the principles of international law, the occupation of northeast Syria, the looting of oil, and the supplying of weapons to the terrorists hired by Washington in order to impede the political settlement and restoration of security and stability to Syria.
According to the ministry, the attacks are carried out in direct support of the armed terrorist organizations that spread murder across Syria.
The Israeli regime, along with the United States and their other Western and regional partners, has been a staunch supporter of the terror groups that have been operating against the Damascus government.
Source: Iranian media (edited by Al-Manar English Website)