Syria Seeks United Nations Support to Stop “Systematic” Israeli Strikes

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad urged the United Nations to interfere to curb the repetitive Israeli attacks in Syria, condemning such strikes as “systematic”.

In a letter addressing UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Mekdad said the Israeli attacks have become “systematic,” requiring immediate action by the UN to protect and preserve the Agreement on Disengagement of 1974 signed under the auspices of the United Nations.

Mikdad said that the Syrian government’s position is based on rejection of “aggression and actions” that endanger peace and security in the Middle East.

Mikdad warned about the consequences of the continuous Israeli aggression on international peace and security and considers them as a violation of the principles of international law.

Mikdad said that failure to condemn these repeated attacks would encourage “Israel to persist, continue and expand its aggression against the Syrian territory.”

The Syrian condemnation comes against the backdrop of an Israeli attack earlier on Sunday against military sites in central Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based war monitor organization, said that the latest Israeli attack targeted a scientific research center west of Hama province.

The war monitor said that both Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement had a presence in the area.

The government of Israel did not comment on the latest airstrike so far.


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