1134 GMT May 21, 2022
Ahmad Naderi gave the warning in a meeting with Syrian lawmaker Peter Marjana on the sidelines of the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP) and the first Global Parliamentary Summit on Countering Terrorism in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The Iranian parliamentarian deplored the Zionist regime’s plots, saying Israel’s recent military attacks on Syria have violated the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Israel has tied its survival to the continuation of wars and clashes in the Middle East, Naderi added.
The Iranian MP also warned that the Zionist regime is seeking to turn Syria into a hotbed of tensions.
“The international community and regional actors must show reaction to the [Zionist] regime’s constant acts of aggression against Syria, because the continuation of this situation is unacceptable,” he stated.
The Iranian lawmaker also lashed out at the US and Europe for aggravating the problems by imposing sanctions on Syria, while the COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts have added to the troubles of the Syrian people.
In an address to the United Nations Security Council in June, Iran's deputy permanent representative to the UN decried the detrimental effects of the unilateral and unlawful sanctions against Syria, stressing that the removal of sanctions must be a substantive element of any discussion on the humanitarian aspect of the Syrian conflict.
Zahra Ershadi warned that the immoral sanctions on Syria only prolong the sufferings of its people, delay the return of refugees and displaced persons and hamper reconstruction efforts.