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International and Arab Condemnations of Israeli Aggression on Syria

Jan 31, 2013


CAPITALS, (SANA)- 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.

China Urges Maintaining Regional Peace and Stability aftermath of Israeli Aggression

China urged maintaining regional peace and stability in the wake of the Israeli aggression on a scientific research center in Jamraya in Damascus Countryside.

Chinese News Agency Xinhua quoted Spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hong Lei, as saying in a regular press conference " China hopes that the relevant parties evade taking any moves that would escalate tension in Syria."

Iran: Israeli Aggression Flagrant Violation of Syria's Sovereignty

Iran strongly condemned the Israeli aggression on the scientific research center in Jamraya in Damascus Countryside as a flagrant violation of Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"The Israeli aggression came within the Israeli and western policies to escape forward and put down the achievements of the Syrian government and people in preserving sovereignty and restoring security and stability to the country," the Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by Al-Alam TV channel.

He added that the aggression proves the right of the Syrian people and government to resist the Israeli entity and stresses that the practices of the armed terrorist groups to destabilize security and stability in Syria go in line with the Israeli goals.

The Iranian Foreign Minister called upon the countries in the region to show prudence to confront the continuous crimes committed by the Israeli entity against their people.

Ban Ki-Moon Deeply concerned over the Israeli aggression

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon expressed deep concern over the Israeli aggression, calling for strongly committing to the international law, particularly the safety and sovereignty of states.  

AFP quoted deputy official Spokesman for the UN Eduardo Del Buey as saying that "the secretary general referred with deep concern to information on Israeli air raids in Syria."   

Lebanon: Israeli Aggression on Syria Violates International Conventions

President of Lebanon, Michel Sleiman, condemned the criminal Israeli aggression on the scientific research centre in Jamraya, adding that the Zionist entity exploits the current circumstances in Syria to implement its hostile policy , regardless of international conventions and humanitarian norms.

In a statement issued today, Sleiman said that Israeli boycott of the UN Human Rights Council session is a firm proof on Israel's disdain for the human rights.

In turn, the 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.

For his part, the Lebanese Minister of Sport and Youth, Faisal Karami, denounced the Israeli aggression on Jamraya research center, stressing that it comes in the framework of targeting Syria's role, sovereignty and people.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry: Aggression on Syria Is Violation of the UN Charter and International Law

The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mohammed Amr, condemned the Israel's military aggression on the scientific research center in Jamraya in Damascus Countryside.

The Minister said in a statement reported by Middle East News Agency today that such aggression against an Arab state is completely rejected, adding that it is a clear violation of the UN Charter and the International Law.

Amr called upon the International community to hold Israel responsible for these aggressions, highlighting the danger of repeating such violations on the regional security and the developments in the Middle East.

Also, Independent Pan-Arab Coalition in Egypt Condemned the Zionist Aggression on a scientific research center in Damascus Countryside.

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.

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.

International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions: Aggression Reveals International Collusion with Israel

The International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions condemned in the strongest terms the outrageous Israeli aggression on Syria, considering its an attempt to drag Syria into a new confrontation aimed to affect the national mission of the Syrian Army.

"This aggression clearly reveals the international collusion with the Zionist project targeting the Resistance," the Confederation said in a statement, calling for Arab people and all free people in the world to consolidate Syria's steadfastness and condemn this aggression.

Iraqi Premier Condemns Israeli Aggression on Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, condemned the Israeli aggression on a scientific research center in Damascus Countryside, considering the Israeli aggression on Syria as "a message of humiliation to the Arabs and Muslims."

In excerpts from an interview with al-Mayadin Channel to be aired on Friday, al-Maliki said that Israel is exploiting the opportunity to dismember the Arabs, stressing the necessity of supporting Syria by the Arab countries ad informing Israel that its aggression is transgression to their dignity.

"This is a stage where the Arabs should stop at and review all policies they adopt. They should tell the countries which are tampering with their security to stop," he added.

Al-Maliki wondered about the stance of the Arab League on the Israeli aggression on Syria, adding "Were the Arabs in a coherent position, Israel would not dare to do that."

Al-Maliki warned that there is a project to remap the region and Turkey is taking part in it to serve the interests of Israel.

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