Iran Condemns Fresh Israeli Attacks on Syria

Iran Condemns Fresh Israeli Attacks on Syria

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the latest round of air attacks by the Zionist regime in vicinity of Syria’s capital, deploring the lack of deterrent response from the international community to the continuous Israeli strikes.

In a statement on Friday, Nasser Kanaani vehemently condemned the attacks that the “aggressive Zionist regime” has conducted against a number of sites in Damascus and its suburbs on Thursday and Friday morning.

He said it is shocking and distressing that the international community has failed to show an expected and deterrent reaction to the continuous military attacks by the Zionist regime against Syria, which have targeted civilian airports and even residential areas, noting that such muted response has encouraged the Israeli regime to continue violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a sovereign member state of the United Nations and to repeat crimes against the Syrian citizens and military forces.

Kanaani decried the Israeli aggressive measures as a brazen and continuous violation of the international law and regulations and a move with the purpose of distracting attention from the severe crises and rifts that have plagued the Zionist regime, saying such attacks reveal the Israeli regime’s dissatisfaction with Syria’s internal stability and the recent improvements in the Arab government’s foreign relations.

The Iranian spokesman once again called on the international organizations in charge, above all the United Nations Security Council, to immediately exercise their legal responsibility to take action against the aggressor and prevent the continuation of the Zionist regime’s acts of aggression and the recurrent and blatant violation of the territorial integrity of a UN member state.

The Zionist regime conducted air attacks on targets in the Damascus area with loud explosions heard over the capital city on Thursday morning, the ministry of defense and state media reported.

The SANA state news agency said Syrian air defenses were “confronting hostile targets” in the early hours of Thursday morning.

State media, citing a military source, said the Israeli regime had launched “a number of missiles” from the Golan Heights aimed at the vicinity of Damascus that had left two soldiers wounded and caused “some material damage”.

Syrian air defenses had confronted the missiles and “shot down some of them”, the source added.

The Zionist regime has carried out hundreds of air attacks against targets inside government-controlled parts of Syria in recent years, including two missile strikes this month on Aleppo International Airport, which marked the third attack by Israeli forces on the air transport facility in six months.

Last week’s Israeli attack on Aleppo airport put the facility out of operation for two days. Aleppo International Airport has been a crucial channel for the flow of humanitarian aid into the country since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria on February 6, killing more than 50,000 people, including more than 6,000 in Syria, Al Jazeera reported.

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