News ID: 322442
Published: 0214 GMT June 21, 2022

Iran deplores UNSC silence on Israeli strikes in Syria

Iran deplores UNSC silence on Israeli strikes in Syria

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s unstinting support for the Syrian people and government, criticizing the UN Security Council’s silence in the face of repeated Israeli airstrikes and violations of the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks at a UNSC meeting on humanitarian developments in Syria, stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran “strongly condemns Israel’s prolonged occupation of Syrian Golan, as well as its numerous breaches of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including the most recent attacks that targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular terrorist attacks against Damascus International Airport.”

“These Israeli malign and terrorist acts violate international law, international humanitarian law, Syria’s sovereignty, and jeopardize regional stability and security,” he said, according to Press TV.

The senior Iranian diplomat stressed that Tehran recognizes Syria’s legitimate right to defend itself in accordance with the international law and UN Charter.

“We call on the Security Council to abandon its double standard and condemn the repeated Israeli acts of aggression unequivocally, holding this lawless regime accountable for its aggressions and malicious activities,” Takht-Ravanchi said.

The ambassador added that more than 11 years of conflict, aggression, occupation, and terrorism have created numerous problems for the Syrian nation.

“The situation has been aggravated by the unilateral sanctions which have stymied the implementation of Resolution 2585, which calls for the provision of basic services and implementation of early recovery and reconstruction projects, thus impeding Syria’s reconstruction efforts and hampering humanitarian aid delivery in a variety of ways, even delaying the return of refugees and displaced persons,” he said.

Takht-Ravanchi said the Syrian government’s ability to achieve economic and social stability and improve the living conditions of Syrians has been undermined by those illegal measures.






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