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International and Arab condemnations of Israeli aggression on Syria

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2013


31st January, 2013

Russia expressed deep concern over the Israeli warplanes’ violation of the Syrian airspace and shelling a scientific research center in Syria, describing this act as ‘an unacceptable violation of the UN Charter”.

“Moscow received with deep concern reports on an Israeli air raid against sites in Syria near Damascus,” Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

“If these reports are true, then we are facing unjustified assaults on the territories of an independent and sovereign country, which constitutes a blatant violation of the UN Charter whatever the justifications,” the statement added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry highlighted the need for taking “prompt measures to clarify the situation in all details,” reiterating call for halting to all forms of violence in Syria and foreign interference in it and starting the Syrian national dialogue on the basis of Geneva Statement.

AL: Israeli Aggression on Syria a Violation against Sovereign Country

The Arab League (AL) condemned as “an outrageous aggression” the Israeli enemy’s violation of the Syrian airspace and shelling a scientific research center in Jamraya area in Damascus Countryside on Wednesday, which killed and injured a number of citizens and caused huge damage in the site.

In a press statement issued on Thursday, the AL General Secretariat denounced the Israeli aggression on Syria as “a blatant violation of the territories and sovereignty of an Arab country and a transgression against the UN charter, the international law rules, the international conventions and the Security Council’s relevant resolutions.”

The statement called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility for curbing the Israeli persistent aggressions against the Arab countries.

The statement stressed that the silence of the international community towards the Israeli shelling of sites in Syria in the past has encouraged it to commit its new aggression.

The AL General Secretariat called for holding Israel completely responsible for the outcomes of its aggression on Syria, stressing Syria’s right to defend its territories and sovereignty.

It also affirmed the need for Israel to make amends for all the humanitarian and material losses caused by this aggression.

Lebanon Condemns Israeli Aggression as Flagrant

Lebanese Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Adnan Mansour, strongly condemned the Israeli aggression on the scientific research center in Jamraya, describing it as a “flagrant” act.

Mansour said in a statement the aggression indicates the reality of the approach Israel has adopted since 1948 till today “which constitutes a permanent threat to Arab peace and security”.

“This demands that we the Arabs have a decisive stance to confront [this threat] with all legitimate means,” Mansour added.

Iraqi Popular Front for Supporting Syria and the Resistance: Aggression Stresses Israel’s Fear

The Iraqi Popular Front for Supporting Syria and the Resistance expressed condemnation of the Zionist aggression on Jamraya research center, saying the aggression stresses the failure of the conspiracy against Syria.

“This aggression is an evidence on the Zionist entity’s fear of the Syrian Arab Army which possesses weapons and capabilities that frighten Israel in the potential decisive battle for liberating Palestine,” the Front added in a statement.

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